ITEM 12321

3-Panel Mourning Cape or Headcloth

Taiwan, Paiwan People
19th early 20th Century
Ramie, wool
38 x 22 in / 97 x 56 cm

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