The Munich Exhibition Catalogue

The Bavarian State Museum of Ethnology in collaboration with Hirmer Verlag, Munich, published a 50-page catalogue for the exhibition "Chin Women of Burma and their Facial Tattoos: A portrait'. (ISBN 978-3-927270-61-9). The limited edition publication features the exhibits as well as additional colour and black&white photography from Jens Uwe Parkitny's "Bloodfaces" collection of Fine Art Prints. It also contains context information on the Chin practise of facial tattooing as well as personal insights from the author and photographer into this fascinating cultural aspect which has never been the subject of any scholarly studies.

The catalogue can only be purchased at the Myanmar Book Center in Yangon (No 55, Baho Road) and on its website or directly at the Munich Musem of Ethnology and via mail order. 

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