National Geographic : 1950 Feb
) National ueograpnic society + This Fair Formosan Aborigine Captures Hearts, Not Heads She comes of a proud fighting tribe, the Taiyals, called "the Mohawks of Formosa," but lives in the now-peaceful town of Chiaopanshan. Prewar Japa nese rulers of Formosa called civilized tribesmen "ripe savages" in contrast to "raw" head-hunters. Kouaclromes by J. Baylor Roberts + Home-grown and Secondhand Fibers Blend in Crude Looms To get the gay colors they love, tribesmen buy bright blankets or cloth, unravel threads, and weave them into strong filaments of native hemp or ramie. The warp, wound around the chestlike object, is held taut by this east coast Taiyal weaver's feet.