Mourning Cape or Headcloth, Taiwan

Paiwan People, Taiwan
Ramie, wool
19th/early 20th Century
35 x 19 in/89 x 48 cm

Such cloths as these were woven to be used in funerary ceremonies. There is a spiritual quality to the open field which shares an aesthetic kinship with the celebrated beauty of the Aymara weavings of Bolivia.

Price on request

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