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Lukus kaha of Atayal People

Tags: Atayal | clothing

Acquired by Lin, Hen-li (1957,  Nanao, Yilan County)
Collected by Museum of Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Weaved with cowries and small brass bells, this lukus kaha is considered a valuable gift in  Atayal society where a distinct hierarchy does not exist. In the past, only chieftains, patriarchs, and brave warriors were allowed to wear the same type of clothing during specific ceremonies.