Sunday, May 15, 2011


The Paiwan are one of several aboriginal ethnic groups in Taiwan, which used to be known as Formosa. The postcrosser who sent the card wrote that Taiwan is the original site of all aboriginal groups found in the Pacific Ocean, from Madagascar to Easter Island and Taiwan to New Zealand. I used to follow such theories when I lived in Japan but confess to having lost track of them. Do love the juxtaposition of stamps used on the card.