Thursday, October 25, 2007

Taino Body Stamps

Did You Know: With hand-crafted clay stamps, Taino people traditionally printed various designs on their bodies or on cotton cloth material. In a process comparable to temporary tattos or  henna-painting, pigments attained from plants such as Bija or Jagua and other natural resources were applied to the Taino stamps. The stamps were then pressed on to the body or cloth, imprinting the beautiful and varied designs. – UCTP Taino News © 2007