Pantang Iban by Jeroen & Sven - rare book
Published by 'Typography & other serious matters' in 1998 - Edition of 1500
'Fascination' is the key to the existence of this publication. For the author, Jeroen Franken, fascination for tattoos in general, and for those of the Iban tribe in Borneo in particular. For the photographer, Sven Torfinn, fascination for people, the world over. The symbolic language of the tattoos of the Iban tribe was the underlying motivation for the enthralling journey Jeroen Franken and Sven Torfinn made together through Sarawak, in the nort-western part of Borneo. Wether or not this journey would really lead to interesting material was at the outset completely unknown. This publication is a report of their adventure and hopes to convey to you some of their fascination for this little-known subject.