A tradition of the Puyuma, Rukai, and Paiwan tribes in Taiwan is that the mothers weave colorful wreaths for their children upon their coming-of-age. These wreaths represent a mother’s blessings and hope that her offspring be granted vibrant and successful lives. Artist Yosifu created the Crowns painting based on this tradition. With the color of mature red quinoa as the base, a wreath symbolizes a plentiful harvest and thriving future.
This cup and saucer set was inspired by the painting Crowns and it brings blessings for a radiantly abundant life, just like the wreath.
Yosifu was born in the village of Matailing, Taiwan and belongs to the Amis tribe of aboriginal people found in the eastern part of the island. He now lives and works mainly in Edinburgh and has exhibited successfully in both Europe and Asia. He is one of the few artists promoting Taiwanese aboriginal culture in Europe.
*The first Ami aboriginal fine art painter to achieve international success
*Edinburgh International Arts Festival Invited Artist