Taiwan’s crafts culture is the integration of memory, wisdom, and life. “Island Tribute” gathers the works of Taiwanese crafts masters, from bamboo to bulrush to banana fibre, to showcase the island nation’s natural beauty. Generations of innovation and creativity lead to the preservation of traditional artisan skills. Reconnecting with the wisdom of the ancestors, fused with today’s perspective, each piece is a refreshing take on the history of Taiwanese cultural crafts.
The island nation’s unique geography at the intersection of the Tropic of Cancer and the Kuroshio Current fosters a rich habitat for a variety of plants and living organisms. Craft masters harvest natural resources to create works that reflect the unique cultural identity of Taiwan. This allows Taiwan to have some of the most untapped potential for designers around the world, endless inspiration waiting to be ignited.
LunarFest Vancouver is grateful to be held on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We acknowledge our privilege to be gathered on this land, and commit to work with and be respectful to the Indigenous peoples whose cultures and stories inspire us to bring communities together.