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Latitudes and Longitudes--: Weaving the Life Stories of Taiwanese Aborigines, Special Exhibit

Post date:2016-02-16
Updates:2017-01-06

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Latitudes and Longitudes--Weaving the Life Stories of Taiwanese Aborigine, Special Exhibit
Event Time
2016-01-26~2016-05-27 Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 Group appointments accepted on Saturdays
Event Location
Taipei City2F, Humanities and Social Sciences Building, No. 128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd., Nangang Dist., Nangang Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Latitudes and Longitudes--Weaving the Life Stories of Taiwanese Aborigine, Special Exhibit
The shuttle traverses across the weaving machine and colored cambrics form crisscrossing patterns of latitude and longitude, while the loom presses the cambric tight with dull thudding sounds as perceptible as the beating of a heart. These are the life stories of Taiwan's aboriginal women.

The Institute of Taiwan History and Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, along with the Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures, have jointly organized the "Latitudes and Longitudes: Weaving the Life Stories of Taiwanese Aborigines, Special Exhibit," open from January 26 to May 27, 2016. The exhibition will be showcased in the Academia Sinica Digital Culture Exhibition Center, and will feature digital archive images, technologies, real costumes and weaving artifacts. The interactive show will initiate viewers into the world of aboriginal weaving using interactive presentations. Visitors will be able to experience the amazing culture and landscapes symbolized by the colors and patterns of the woven fabric.

This exhibit revolves around the life experiences of Taiwanese aboriginal women and the symbolic meaning of their traditional costumes. It is a revelation of the intricate associations between the weaving traditions and rites of passage of the Pan-Atayal (Atayal, Truku, Seediq), the Paiwan, the Kavalan and the Pan-Siraya tribal groups.
Visitors are warmly welcome!
 
 
Information provided by The Archives of the Institute of Taiwan History
 

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