Taichung Aboriginal Culture Festival-2010

Feathered

Working the Grill

The Line Dance

Taiwan's aboriginal tribes celebrate their new year in the summer after the harvest of millet. These photos were from the Taichung event. The colors of some of the traditional costumes, particularly of the Amis are so vivid. Very similar color scheme to Mexico and Central America's Mayans. The Austronesian aborigines are supposed to have come from the Asian mainland to Taiwan and then many scattered all over the Pacific from Hawaii to New Zealand. You can view the rest of this set here as a slide show.