ART WORKS / Cudjuy MALIJUGAU
Ina's Garden of Memory
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In the process of development and evolution of every ethnic group, they often revolves around the changes of the natural environment as a message of the passage of time. The Austronesians have no written records, they have to rely on oral records to preserve the wisdom of their ancestors. In the past, Paiwan's living environment, plants were used for food, decoration, rituals. Plants for medicine were often transplanted from the mountain forests to the gardens around their homes. This was why Paiwan domestic spaces were full of greenery. As a symbol for sharing and blessing in Paiwan group, the wreath shows the understanding of the time sequence of the nature and plants. It is a transferer of message and emotions, the sharing of the beauty of life, the yearning of the past vuvu, the elders, and the blessing to the children and visitors. Indulged in the ancient ballads of the Paiwan, the thoughts and blessings are winding like the vines in the deep forest.