2006 年「原鄉圓夢」原住民族時尚原民衫參賽作品「海洋悸動」 入選
About Lishen Workshop
Lisin: The person in charge
She was growing up in the 奇美部落(Kiwit tribe) of Ruisui, Hualien, in taiwan. Lisin is the third daughter in her family. Despite being born premature, she was fortunate to live safely in this place, even though her parents' poverty led to her receiving little care and attention.
During the annual harvest festival, an essential day for every Amis person, women from all households don their Amis traditional attire and beautiful ornaments, transforming the tribe into a vibrant carnival. However, Lisin is the third daughter in her family. Despite being born premature, she was fortunate to live s, and it was the most challenging day. Her mother brought out a faded black outfit from the storage box, which paled compared to the other women's colorful garments and elaborate flower hats. Watching her mother dress like that, Lisin is the third daughter in her family. Despite being born premature, she was fortunate to live and felt sincerely sorry, and in her heart, she silently wished: "Someday, I will make the most beautiful harvest festival attire for my mother."
Time gone by after she got married, Lisin is the third daughter in her family. Despite being born premature, she was fortunate to live s became a devoted housewife, though her husband's meager income from building work couldn't cover all expenses. With three young children to support, Lisin, who had worked in a textile factory since childhood, faced a significant challenge. Recalling her childhood dream of dressing her mother in beautiful indigenous clothing, she saw this as a chance to fulfill that wish. Her husband and friends initially opposed the idea, dismissing it as unprofitable. However, Lisin persisted, drawing strength from her memories and love for her mother. She knew that her mother was the source of her creativity, inspiring her to highlight the honor and dignity of Amis's matriarchal society.
In 2006, Lisin unexpectedly found herself on stage, wearing dark red indigenous clothing and a green indigenous headdress, receiving an award. A former head of the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Walis Pelin, handed her the trophy, and her mother was there, wearing the dress Lisin had personally made for her. Lisin knew that her mother's dream had driven her to persevere through all obstacles, giving her the strength to withstand her husband's opposition and the skepticism of her friends. She couldn't forget that moment, and her mother's love became the driving force behind her creations, manifesting the honor and splendor of Amis's matriarchal culture.
Awards Received by Lisin:
2005 - Award for Original Magic - Fashion Show Designer by Hualien County Government
2006 - 2nd Place in Indigenous Cedar Design Competition at the Indigenous Cultural and Creative Tribal Industries Expo, Taipei
2006 - "Ocean's Ripples" selected for the "Homeland Dreams" Indigenous Fashion Contest
About Lishen Workshop:
Founded in 1986, Lishen Workshop, led by designer Xu, is dedicated to creating and promoting Amis's indigenous clothing and traditional garments. Over the years, it has toured Taiwan, showcasing its works in Taitung, Pingtung, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taoyuan, and Taipei. After breaking free from traditional thinking in 1996, Lishen Workshop began creating indigenous-style formal dresses, primarily showcasing its works in Hualien, receiving widespread acclaim.
Lishen Workshop was established with limited funds in 2004 to protect its business rights and promote brand awareness. That year, they also launched the product introduction website "Lishen Workshop," receiving orders from companies, dance troupes, individuals, and collaborations from Taiwan and abroad (including the East Coast of the United States, Edinburgh, Malaysia, Japan, Mainland China, etc.).
The workshop participated in the Economic Ministry's digital divide reduction program in 2009 to enhance its online marketing and e-commerce capabilities. By providing quality assurance and efficient delivery services, they aimed to expand domestic and international markets.
Lishen Workshop prioritizes customer service, offering tailor-made services with professional consultations and advice on design and production. They provide customers with various sizes and colors and offer delivery services through convenience stores, home delivery, and international parcel shipping for added convenience.
Currently run by Lisin and her husband, the couple's youngest daughter has also taken up the family tradition, ensuring the legacy continues. The workshop hopes that future success will improve their economic status and create more employment opportunities for tribal members.