The Tale of Nanna Tala


Amazigh symbolic tattoos is a tradition no longer really practiced. They now exist solely on the older generation, like my grandmother. In years to come the tattoos, and their meaning, will fade away. By telling a story using these symbols we start to keep it alive. To preserve that, a book telling a story orally passed down through generations is told alongside translated Amazigh tattoo symbols. The book is printed in an ink using soot which was traditionally used in the tattooing process. Wrapped around and protecting the book is a piece of fabric telling the story solely in symbols printed in the same ink. This fabric is shown more clearly in the typographic posters.