Tribes living in the mountainous and difficult to access areas of Chin state in Burma. The faces of the women in the tribe are covered with ornamental tattoos that were meant to protect them from being kidnapped by another tribe.
In the Philippines, for women in the Kalinga tribe, tattoos are evidence of maturity, fertility and beauty, so much so that without them a woman was seen as imperfect and unworthy of marriage. For men, tattoos were a symbol of courage and represented the phases of a Kalinga warrior’s life.
Extraordinarily culturally rich tribes from the rainforest areas of Borneo. Animal motifs appear in tribal art – most often hornbills, monkeys and insects.
Tribal masks were an integral attribute of Iban culture. Artisans were highly valued and usually had a high status in the tribe.
Vegetation of regions inhabited by the Apatani tribe in the Himalayas and the Yali in Papua.
A collection inspired by the bodypainting of wandering Sadhu ascetics.