Birth to death

Births and marriages tie families together

Births and marriages hold special significance in a belief system that emphasizes devotion to family and honoring ancestors. A child carries the family line forward, and each marriage redefines a family’s social ties. The objects above were used to celebrate and strengthen these relationships.

  1. 12Censer (body)

  2. 11Child's patchwork robe

  3. 10Child’s tiger shoes

  4. 9Embroidered pillow cover

  5. 7, 8Mirror & double-duck figure