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Rukai Necklace

Tags: aborigine | accessory | Rukai

This was worn by both men and women of the Rukai tribe. The Rukai tribe seldom used green beads, which is different from the glass bead decorations of the Paiwan tribe. This necklace features 3 or 4 beads with pieces of animal bone separating the orange and yellow glass beads. This type of necklace usually came in three strands. Black ramie fibers were used as ties for wearing around the neck.


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