Procession paraphernalia, plaque

This wooden plaque belongs to a set of procession paraphernalia used during the Goddess of the Sea birthday.Similar and simpler procession paraphernalia have been used since the late 18th century in the Fujian province for the Goddess of the Sea birthday celebrations. Beyond South China, her devotees are found mainly amongst Chinese immigrant settlements in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and South East Asia (mainly Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia). During the Cultural Revolution, religious activities like these were banned. However, today it continues to flourish in Taiwan and some of these countries but their scale varies.

Date/Period
Unknown
Region
Taiwan
Dimension
Object size: 93.5 x 122.5 x 67 cm
Accession No.
2002-00337
Material
Polychrome on wood; Mixed media: wood, gold embroidery on silk satin, bamboo etc etc.
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Category
Folklife Collection