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Men’s shell bead shirt, Atayal tribe

National Museum of Natural Science

National Museum of Natural Science
Taichung, Taiwan

Shell bead shirts were seemed precious by the Atayal tribe. This shirt was first woven and then the shell beads were sewn on by hand. Complicated weaving texture were made by different color threads. The beads were made by grinding giant clam shell.

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  • Title: Men’s shell bead shirt, Atayal tribe

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