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Bunun Necklace

Tags: aborigine | accessory | Bunun

These beads had widespread use among the Bunun tribe such as in bracelets, earrings and leg ornaments. They were small in size so usually were strung together. The central strand of this necklace features black beads used as separators and to complement the beads in the upper and lower strands. At the ends are pieces of animal bone that prevented the beads from falling off. On the top and bottom edges are ramie fibers used for tying the ends together.


Department of Graphic Communications and Digital Publishing, Shih Hsin University Digital archiving project of the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines