Jones, Owen, 1809-1874. / The grammar of ornament
Ornament of savage tribes, pp. 13-17 ff.
CHAPTER I.-PLATES 1, 2, 3. ORNAMENT OF SAVAGE TRIBES. PLATE I. 1. Cloth. Otaheite.-UNrTED SERVICE MUSEUM. 2. Matting from Tongotabu, Friendly Islands. 3. Cloth. Otaheite.-U. S. M. 4. Cloth. Sandwich Islands.-U. S. M. 5-8. Cloths. Sandwich Islands.-BRITISH MUSEUM. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. Cloth Matting from Tongotabu, Friendly Islands. Cloth. Otaheite.-U. S. M. Cloth. Sandwich Islands.-B. M. Cloth. Cloth made from Paper Mulberry, Feejee Islands.-B. M. PLATE II. 1. South America.-UNITED SERVICE MUSEUM. 2. Sandwich Islands. U. S. M. 3. Owhyhee. U. S. M. 4. New Hebrides. Inlaid Shield. U. S. M. 5. Sandwich Islands. U. S. M. 6. South Sea Islands. U. S. M. 7, 8. Sandwich Islands. U. S. M. 9,10. Tahiti. Adze. 11, 12. Friendly Islands. 13, 14. Tahiti. Adze. 15. Sandwich Islands. 16, 17. New Zealand. 18-20. Sandwich Islands. Drum. U.S.-l. U.S. M. U.S.M. UI S. M. U.S. M. IJ.S. M. PLATE III. Owhyhee. Club.-UNITED SERVICE MUSEUM. Sandwich Islands. Club. U. S. M. New Zealand. Patoo-Patoo. U. S. _M. Tahiti. Adze. U. S. M. New Zealand. Paddle. U. S. M. 6. New Zealand. Pajee, or War Club. 7. South Sea Isles. War Club. 8. Handle, full size of Fig. 5. 9. Feejee Islands. Club. FROM the universal testimony of travellers it would appear, that there is scarcely a people, in however early a stage of civilisation, with whom the desire for ornament is not a strong instinct. The desire is absent in none, and it grows and increases with all in the ratio of their progress in civilisation. Man appears everywhere impressed with the beauties of Nature which surround him, and seeks to imitate to the extent of his power the works of the Creator. Man's earliest ambition is to create. To this feeling must be ascribed the tattooing of the human face and body, resorted to by the savage to increase the expression by which he seeks to strike terror on his enemies or rivals, or to create what appears to him a new beauty.* As we advance higher, from the * The tattooing on the head which we introduce from the Museum at Chester is very remarkable, as showing that in this very barbarous practice the principles of the very highest ornamental art are manifest, every line upon the face is the best adapted to develope the natural features. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. U.S. M. U.S. M. U.S. M. U.S. M. - - - 13 E
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