Paiwan Nose Flute

Here is a great clip about the Paiwan (one of Taiwan’s aboriginal tribes). The beginning gets into the story of their nose flutes and the 100 pace snake. Then there are two men talking about their lives, and about women they had married and courted in their youth. It is a professional documentary, and you can watch 17 minutes or so for free but need to buy the rest if you want to continue.

This video is worth it for anyone that wants to learn about Taiwanese aboriginal culture and history. It hasn’t been dubbed, so you can hear the Paiwan language and read the English subtitles.

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