Thursday, December 30, 2010

Taiwan - Tu Ba-nan

Tu Ba-nan, a master Rukai carver from Pingtung's Wutai, proudly uses his ancestral stories as the basis for creating works of art in a primitive style.

Sent by Amy, a postcrosser from Taiwan.

This is from Wikipedia : The Rukai (Chinese: 魯凱族) are one of Taiwan's aboriginal peoples. They speak the Rukai language and live in the mountains of southern Taiwan. As of the year 2000, the Rukai numbered 12,084 — making up 3% of Taiwan's total indigenous population and, as such, the fifth-largest indigenous group.[1] The Rukai were also called Tsarisen, which means "people living in the mountain".

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