Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Paiwan tribe, Taiwan

as for my last card today, I chose another fantastic official i received just recently, showing a woman from the Paiwan Tribe, which are an aboriginal tribe of Taiwan, and are considered to be the third largest tribal-group.

Im not sure when exactly I fell for cards like this, but it must have been something with the indigenous people in Asia which got me so interested in cards like this.

Unlike other tribes in Taiwan, Paiwan society is divided into classes with a hereditary aristocracy. The Paiwan are not allowed to marry outside their tribe. On the day of their "five-yearly rite," "all marriage-seeking Paiwan men try to cut down as many trees as possible and offer the firewood thus procured to the family of the girl they want to woo.

ha ha, charming indeed :)

the stamp is from a set of four flowers' stamps issued in 2009.

till next time... :)

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