Berber Tattooing

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Berber Tattooing in Morocco’s Middle Atlas. The book of previously unpublished work, collected nearly thirty years ago is a tribute, to the art of tattoo, to tradition, to family and to love.

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Berber Tattooing in Morocco’s Middle Atlas

“Berber Tattooing” is a unique and tender record of the tribal skin art of Morocco’s Middle Atlas. The result of a series of chance encounters, Felix & Loretta’s Leu’s road trip in 1988, opened a doorway into the intimate world of the women of the Berber tribes. In this book, the women tell their individual stories, revealing the traditions of the tattoo in their culture, together with insights into the lives that they led.

Sensitively captured in drawings from the time, by Aia Leu, the faces of the Berber women speak of a tribal culture that was fast disappearing, even then. As tattoo artists themselves, Felix and Loretta were able to find a common ground with the Berber families, gaining unprecedented access into this sparsely documented Berber art form.

This book of previously unpublished work, collected nearly thirty years ago is a tribute, to the art of tattoo, to tradition, to family and to love.

 

Authors

Felix & Loretta Leu, both born in 1945, were artists, “freaks” and adventurers. From 1965, when they met in New York City, until 1978, they travelled and lived in America, Europe, North Africa, India and Nepal, and in time were accompanied by four children, who were all born “on the road”. In 1978 they discovered tattooing as an art form, one with which they could support their family anywhere in the world. In 1981 they chose to settle in Switzerland where they created “The Leu Family’s Family Iron Tattoo Studio”. Felix died of cancer in 2002. Loretta, lives in Switzerland, walks in fields and forests with her two dogs, and is writing a history of her life with Felix.

Aia Leu is an artist and was born in 1971, the daughter of Felix and Loretta and the granddaughter of Eva Aeppli, she was born in an old finca on the little Island of Formentera (Baleares). She lives with her family in the mountains of Kenmare, Ireland and is currently working on a series of oil paintings for a two-woman exhibition planned with Titine K-Leu, and also illustrating a 78 oracle deck inspired by ‘Thoth Journey’ a book by JoannaKate Grant.

Publication: 16th November 2017

Edition: 1st edition, 2nd printing.

Content: 144 pages

Size: 24.6 x 18.9 x 1.4 cm

Illustrations: 50 colour images, 37 pencil illustrations, 112 black & white drawings, 2 maps.

Binding: Paperback

Recommended Retail Price € 42.00

ISBN 978-0-9551109-5-5

Additional information

Weight 545 g
Dimensions 24.6 × 18.9 × 1.4 cm

42 reviews for Berber Tattooing

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    corey c.

    To any one familiar with the Leu family no review should be necessary! To those unfamiliar, this book should serve as an inspiring introduction to the travels and art of this remarkable family. Highly recommended.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kenneth C.

    Priceless book. Instant prized possession.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline V.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    yonatan z.

    beautifully made and so interesting to read !

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    paul l.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Y.

    Love this incredible book !

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Beautiful publication!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim R.

    Amazing book ! Such an interesting read and the research they put in is incredible ! The art work is so wild

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark J.

    Beautifully illustrated treasure….. love it!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Stéphane T.

    Un très beau livre retraçant un road trip avec tout ce que cela représente tant au niveau des rencontres et de la découverte.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    barbara

    in love with my book!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tor Ola S.

    A great book
    Delivered quick

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Clive M.

    A great book documenting an epic journey. A must for Tattoo History collectors.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Himanshu D.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    KARIM

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andre C.

    wonderful book, i love it!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah P.

    I will always have love for the Leu Family and anything they publish.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bramwell A.

    My order went smooth and i got the book in short order!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Britney G.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Miriam M.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Valentim T.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Great book

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Angela T.

    best book ever, thank you !!

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    Joseph

    Thoughtfully put together book that is a must-have for any serious tattoo history enthusiast .. very personal and unique documentation with beautiful drawings and photographs

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zera

    An awesome reference book, so glad they highlighted this tattooing tradition!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marie R.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    pascal b.

    Great!

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Gianni K.

    Excellent

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicolas C.

    Beautiful book

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    Amina

    So pleased with this precious book. Thank you SeedPress Publications!

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Beautiful book! Thank you

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mischa S.

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adam C.

    Ordered the book after seeing it on a tattoo blog. The Leu family put all their passion into this book. Very interesting look into a relatively unknown region of the world. The designs and pictures are drawn beautifully. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for something out of the ordinary. Can’t wait to get the other Leu family book.

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emmanuelle B.

    Great work, makes me want to travel a lot. Thank you

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous

    Best book i ever got!!!!

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

    Antonio

    Great book!

  41. Rated 2 out of 5

    Aurelie S.

    Never got my order

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nawal A.

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