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Taiwan, carved staffs for pestle chant dance

By 1904-1978 Harrison Forman


Formosa. [Pestles used in the Pestle Chant Dance]"A group of women then gathered around the stone slab and with their various-sized pestles ranging from four to ten feet in length they performed a complete programme of unique music by tapping the rock in rhythmic chords and plaintive cadences."Forman, H. (1942). Horizon Hunter. London: Robert Hale Limited. pp. 208-209.GrayscaleForman Nitrate Negatives, Box

Topics: Staffs (Sticks); Sculpture; Rites & ceremonies
Year: 1938
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