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Rukai / Shoulder Ornament

The object is a three-layer band, with glass beads of various colors stitched on the first layer. It is mainly decorated with diamond patterns in the center, and triangle patterns on both sides. Both men and women might wear it. Ordinarily people covers the band on formal dressing from right shoulder side tilting down to the left, and uses a belt to tie on left waist side.

Department of Anthropology
National Taiwan University