Tatoo-marks on the hands of Loo Chooan women

Tatoo-marks on the hands of Loo Chooan Women

Slide No. 26

This gives us some idea of the extent to which the people have resorted to this method of personal adornment. The Japanese government has forbidden this practise, but in former times when the custom was widely followed, the women from the different islands and from different ranks in society could be at once distinguished by the pattern tattooed on their hands and arms.



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