"Womb shaped tomb"

Date
1951-52

Author/Creator
Charles Eugene Gail
Recipient
Geri Gail
Description
One of the tombs scattered across Okinawa, otherwise known as 'turtleback tombs' for their distinctive shape. Turtleback tombs are found all over Okinawa, but are also, interestingly found in Fujian Province, one of the big provinces in mainland China where the Ryukyuans were in contact with during the Ming Dynasty. Although the Fujian Province tombs were single-person tombs, Okinawan tombs act a familial burial vault.

(Labelled by Nirupama Chandrasekhar, Cowell '20)
Archivist's Notes
Charles Gail Collection
ms0470_pho_1-07a copy
ms0470_pho_1-07b copy

Collection

Citation

Charles Eugene Gail, “"Womb shaped tomb",” The Gail Project, accessed September 21, 2018, https://gailproject.ucsc.edu/items/show/17.

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