__Umbrella Sedge Series__
The vigorous umbrella sedge that takes only 4-6 months before it is ready to harvest, only grows in the crystal-clear water. It is the traditional woven material of coastal Pangcah, and the harmony between humanity and nature.
In recent years, Sumi Dongi and her fellow had developed new possibilities from the traditional craft. They separated the skin of the stem from the inner fibers to make the new mats more delicate and avoid the mildew problems.
By translating the traditional craft pieces into design products, Kamaro’an extends the aesthetics of the tribal art into urban lives, and deepen the local industry roots in the tribe.
__Riyar Light (Big)__
By transforming the traditional umbrella sedge mats into the waves shape that highlights its straight and structural trait, this local craft lives in another artistic way in the modern city.
Riyar means sea in the Pangcah language.
Dimensions: w56 X d56 X h58 (cm)
Material: Umbrella Sedge, Powder Coated Steel, Brass Lamp Socket, Tungsten Bulb
Bulb: 40w, 220v, e27
Cable Length: 2.5m
Cable Color: black fabric
Cleaning instruction: Simple wipe with a damp cloth, and placed in a cool, well-ventilated / dry place.
Place of Origin: Hualien, Taiwan.
The Makota’ay tribe is located along the coastline in eastern Taiwan. In the ’90s, Rahic Talif led a group of youths from the tribe to open a new path of modern art based on driftwood, after which an artistic momentum was awakened for the tribe. As tribal youths starts to leave big cities and returns home, creative work based on the longstanding culture of Pangcah thrived and flourished.
__Kamaro'an, the place to live.__
Kamaro’an is collaborated by the Makota’ay artists and young Taiwanese designers.
In the Pangcah language, the meaning of Kamoro’an is the place to live.
In Kamaro’an, every design is inspired by the tribal artist’s works, every piece of the products is crafted by the local community.