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Tatala Of Tau People

Tags: tatala boat | Tau

Made by Syaman Rapongan, Acquired by Hsu, Cheng-kuang (1999, Lanyu, Taitung County)
Collected by Museum of Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

The maker finished the work in April 1999, taking more than two months. Ten pieces of wood were used to produce fifteen boards, which form the structure of the work. The original material of wood comes from breadfruit trees. After the project was finished, relatives and friends were invited to a ceremony which last for a day and a night.