The meanings of Pakelang
"Pakelang" is a celebratory feast in the Amis language after significant events. Among the elders, the concept of Pakelang holds even greater importance after the passing of loved ones. Following the funeral, descendants from various places come together to journey along the path once walked by the deceased, eventually arriving at "that place" – the dead's favorite place during their lifetime. The gathering of descendants aims to foster mutual acquaintance and emotional bonds, with the understanding that they must ingest all food on the spot and not lugged home. The event's obsession lies in beginning a connection among future generations, letting go of everything from the past without having it into the days that follow the rising of the new sun.
The original intention of the Lisin Original Wind Pavilion was to create beautiful Amis tribal garments for the mother. Although she is no longer with us, the purpose continues at the Lisin Original Wind Pavilion, where beautiful garments are created for fellow tribespeople and friends who appreciate Amis culture. We will continue to explore the origins and the beauty of modern Amis attire, starting from the creative roots of the Lisin workshop.