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Ethnic Cultures of Asia: The Sea People of Taiwan: The Traditional Culture of the Tao

"Ethnic Cultures of Asia: The Sea People of Taiwan: The Traditional Culture of the Tao"

Asian Gallery (Toyokan) Room 13  April 18, 2017 (Tue) - June 25, 2017 (Sun)

  
Model of Ship, Second half of 19th–early 20th century

Orchid Island is situated off the southeastern coast of the main island of Taiwan. The ethnic group of Tao (Yami) people, who live on this island, are said to have come across the sea from the northern Philippines. This exhibit presents the prayers and wisdom of the Tao people who have lived together with the sea on their isolated island.

Current exhibit includes:
Model of Ship, Second half of 19th–early 20th century
Miniature Ships,
Second half of 19th–early 20th century
Necklace,
Second half of 19th–early 20th century
Armor,
Taiwan, Second half of 19th–early 20th century (Gift of Mr. Yamato Iwataro)