|Material:||Umbrella Sedge, Powder coated steel, Brass lamp socket||Size:||W35 × H40 × D35(cm)
Message, Story and Episode：
The mats made from the weaving of umbrella plant is a daily ordinary craft rooted in the local culture, and the rapid growing characteristic of the grass is one of the reasons enable it to become popular. In recent years, Sumi and her fellow had developed new possibilities from the traditional craft. They separated the skin of the stem from the inner fibers, which makes the new mats more delicate and avoid the mildew problems.
By translating the traditional umbrella sedge mats into the waves shape that highlights its straight and structural trait, this local craft lives in another artistic way in the modern city.
(Riyar means sea in the Amis language.)