3-Panel Mourning Cape or Headcloth 12321
Paiwan People., Taiwan
Ramie, wool
19th/early 20th Century
38 x 22 in/97 x 56 cm

Such cloths as these were woven to be used in funerary ceremonies. There is a spiritual quality to the open field which shares an aesthetic kinship with the celebrated beauty of the Aymara weavings of Bolivia.