There’s a famous handcraft workshop in Dulan, “Sister Cousin’s Shop,” which is located in the alley beside Dulan Sugar Factory headed towards Dulan Middle School. The workshop is run by Gao Minhui and Liao Wanjun, the Amis mother-daughter team who are passing on the traditional Amis weaving technique. The workshop is decorated with an array of handmade crafts that have all been created by the mother-daughter duo. The daughter, Wanjun, learned various traditional skills at a young age from her mother, including shell ginger weaving, embroidery, fabric weaving, yarn spinning, and more.
“Sister Cousin’s Shop,” which was once named “Auntie’s Shop,” changed its name when Gao passed the workshop down to her daughter Liao. Liao had been working in Taoyuan and recently decided to return to her home and continue passing down the Amis weaving craft with her mother. The mother-daughter duo researched and experimented with new techniques, finally deciding to revamp the shop and change the name to “Sister Cousin’s Shop.” After the name change, renowned artist Siki Sufin was commissioned to give a new look to the shop. Traditional totems, bamboo, and other materials, paired with modern techniques were used to incorporate traditional totems all around the workspace, presenting a true Amis Dulan theme.
This mother-daughter duo has inherited the Amis weaving culture, adding a modern sense of fashion into tradition, creating practical creative products, such as the cross stitch fabric bag, shell ginger lighter carrier, and many other practical and popular knick-knacks. Are you interested in trying the cross stitch or shell ginger weave? Make a phone call reservation with Sister Cousin’s Shop so that you can experience passing down this wonderful part of the Amis culture!
Address: No. 280, neighborhood 33, Dulan Village, Hedong Township, Taitung County (Alley by Dulan Sugar Factory)
Phone Number: 0965-39532 / 0981-804-639
Website: Fan Page