Decorations & Tattoos

For neck decorations, see Barbara Treide's In den Weiten des Pazifik - Mikronesien: ausgewählte Objekte aus den Sammlungen der Museen für Völkerkunde zu Leipzig und Dresden. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1997, selected pages.

For good illustrations of Tobi tattoos (and of others, including Fais), see The Tattooing of the Western Micronesians by Kotondo Hasebe in Jinruigaku Zaashi (Journal of the Anthropological Society of Tokyo) 43(3):120-152.  Hasebe connects Tobi tattoos to religious beliefs. This article is in Japanese.

Updated: July 2, 2010