November 2002. VOL.2 ISSUE 11
418 Chungshan Road.
Santimen Village, Ping Tung County
0915797340 / 0915712014 / 0938494453
Hours: 9am - 10pm; or call for an appointment
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the seamstress owner of "Sun Tribe Studio", recently transplanted
her shop from the urban bustle of Ping Tung to the quiet village
of Santimen. She spends most of her time creating elaborate Rukai
costumes for ceremonial use, weddings and other proud occasions.
Her garments display exceptional handiwork from stitched beads and
shell designs to embroidery and lavish metal ornamentation. Custom
orders are accepted from all interested shoppers for traditional
aboriginal dress (ranging in price from NT$20,000 to NT$60,000 depending
on the type of decorative work) or contemporary casual fashion.
Casual wear is made from natural fabrics and is hand dyed to suit
customers' tastes. Sample swatches and photos are available for
choosing. Pillows, textiles, beads, handbags, scarves and accessories
are also available, as well as simple snack service. The studio's
name literally means "gathering and growing together",
a philosophy that's basic to the Rukai peoples. By Karen Schmitt