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Sunday, August 21, 2011
Facial Tattoos – Taiwan
To increase understanding of the culture of facial tattoo, which is gradually disappearing, Chunghwa Post issued a postage stamp showing tattooedAtayal woman weaving against the background of Mt. Dabajian.
In the early days of the tribal society of the Atayal, an aboriginal people of Taiwan, decorative facialtattoos were customarily stained on tribal members’ faces during solemn rituals. Men tattooed one or more vertical lines on their forehead and chins, whereas women tattooed one or more vertical lines on their foreheads as well as V shapes on their cheeks, extending from their ears to their lips. The traditional Atayal facial tattoo is fraught with social meaning. Apart from being symbols of glory, these tattoos demonstrate tribal identity, convey that their bearers have reached adulthood, and serve as badges of bravery and talent.
The Atayals produce excellent woven goods, and only women who are skilled weavers are entitled to wear facial tattoos.
Title: Facial Tattoos
Date of Issue: 1 August 2011
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