Sean introduces his newest series of the blog, concerning his love of the art of tattooing. For the Love of Tattooing, the Transformative Tattoo: An Introduction Sean Herman

For the Love of Tattooing, the Transformative Tattoo: An Introduction

Sean introduces his newest series of the blog, concerning his love of the art of tattooing. For the Love of Tattooing, the Transformative Tattoo: An Introduction Sean Herman

Caral, Peru - lesser known secrets. Possibly 4,000 years old

Caral, Peru - lesser known secrets. Possibly 4,000 years old

Detail of forehead tattooed Eskimo female mummy. The tattoo was created by soot-stained or dyed thread drawn under the skin by a needle.

Detail of forehead tattooed Eskimo female mummy. The tattoo was created by soot-stained or dyed thread drawn under the skin by a needle.

Judith Dobie - Building Silbury Hill

Judith Dobie - Building Silbury Hill

The remains of Ötzi’s goatskin coat, from the Copper Age, over 5,000 years ago. Scientific investigations indicate that the hides were tanned using fat and smoke. Once tanned, the sections were carefully cross-stitched together. The stitching was done with the fibres of animal sinews. The coat was worn with the fur side out. Darker stripes were alternated with lighter ones to produce a striking pattern.

The remains of Ötzi’s goatskin coat, from the Copper Age, over 5,000 years ago. Scientific investigations indicate that the hides were tanned using fat and smoke. Once tanned, the sections were carefully cross-stitched together. The stitching was done with the fibres of animal sinews. The coat was worn with the fur side out. Darker stripes were alternated with lighter ones to produce a striking pattern.

Otzi the Iceman

Otzi the Iceman

Viking Voyages Erik the Red (ca 985)  and Leif Erikkson (ca 1000). In 1965, archaeologists at L'Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland discovered artifacts from the Norse settlement of Vinland, existing 500 years prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Viking Voyages Erik the Red (ca 985) and Leif Erikkson (ca 1000). In 1965, archaeologists at L'Anse aux Meadows in northern Newfoundland discovered artifacts from the Norse settlement of Vinland, existing 500 years prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus.

Gorgeous

Gorgeous

Hat   3,300 BCE  Probably the best example of a complete set of prehistoric clothes is that belonging to the 5,300 year old Ötzi the Iceman found in the Alps in 1991.

Hat 3,300 BCE Probably the best example of a complete set of prehistoric clothes is that belonging to the 5,300 year old Ötzi the Iceman found in the Alps in 1991.

16 September: Danish archaeologists clean a well-preserved 10th-century Viking shield found during excavations near Viking-age castles.

Thousand-Year-Old Viking Shield Found in Denmark

16 September: Danish archaeologists clean a well-preserved 10th-century Viking shield found during excavations near Viking-age castles.

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