Friday, April 22, 2011

Tome of Tomes

Tattoos of the Soudan Islanders
Author: Unknown
Race: Human?
Dimensions: 8x10x1.5
Weight: 4lbs.
Materials: Leather-bound, woodboard, parchment
Rarity: Rare
Fields of Study: Humankind
Special Knowledge Categories: Art & music, legends & folklore, sociology
Value: 75 gp

A study of the skin decorations common among the Soudan islanders, this work relentlessly categorizes every one of the over 1,000 different tattoos found throughout the small island chain. Each tattoo is illustrated and explained, demonstrating how skin art broadcasts the legends and folklore of the islanders as well as how islanders demonstrate social standing through their association with ancient and traditional figures.

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