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By Carine Fabius,Pascal Giacomini,Cristina Mittermeier

looking for the jagua fruit, writer Carine Fabius takes readers on a trip into the private nation-states of the Amazon jungle, the place a prized tattoo ink weaves magical stories into the center and tradition of the region's indigenous humans.

Written in a breezy, enticing kind, the booklet includes:

- forty pages of lovely colour pictures, together with contributions by means of famous documentary photographer and commute author Cristina Mittermeier
- Over 25 black & white photos and illustrations
- The author's own account of her and her artist/explorer husband's trip into the realm of transitority physique paintings, starting with henna and culminating with the invention of the jagua fruit's promise to carry a gorgeous tattoo that appears genuine — but fades after weeks
- Excerpts from her husband Pascal Giacomini's diary as he travels on a motorized dugout canoe into the private reaches of the jungle, the place he spends weeks with an indigenous staff referred to as the Matsés
- short histories of assorted indigenous teams linked to jagua
- own and insightful essays by means of veteran explorers and fanatics of the Amazon
- details at the medicinal and mystical homes of the jagua fruit
- Magical stories and ideology surrounding this awesome fruit
- a brief historical past of tattoos
- a brief heritage of ink
- commonly asked questions (and solutions, of course!) approximately jagua tattoos
- review of the Amazon, the Indians that populate the realm, and concerns that at the moment dominate through the region
- conventional stories from the Amazon

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