The purpose of this collection is not to promote art for art’s sake but to stimulate knowledge of the context in which these objects were made and used. If it is not difficult to fully appreciate these works with a modern eye, one should remember that they were created with a certain purpose.
We set out to rediscover the culture which gave rise to the collection without appropriating it. Indeed, there are no ‘artists’ here—the objects’ creators remain anonymous. These creations mainly exist today due to the continuum of their function, a fact that in no way diminishes their intrinsic beauty.
The forces behind this collection stem from both a love for objects of beauty and a quest to remember and rediscover the function of these objects and the culture that produced them.
This website will evolve, continuously enriched by not only the collection pieces, but also reflecting on and scholarship pertaining to the Taiwanese aboriginal material culture and its context. It is the beginning of a journey, not a destination.