The most attractive and important part of the Ami women's fashion is the head dress. It is the most important tool - or weapon - for women during the harvest festival. In order to defeat the competition and win the heart of the strongest warrior from the village, this head dress is key. Preparation and the wearing of the head dress cannot be taken lightly - when the women are dancing energetically they must balance this head gear, while all the time looking relaxed and without showing any feeling of unease or tension! The subject in this piece, smiling gently, uses her fingers delicately to carefully prepare her head dress, showing her hope for happiness.
Yosifu was born in the village of Matailing, Taiwan and belongs to the Amis tribe of indigenous people found in the east of the island. He now lives and works main in Edinburgh in Scotland, and has exhibited successfully in both Europe and Asia. He is one of only a very few artists promoting Taiwan indigenous culture in Europe. Yosifu's varied creative talents encompass music, photography and painting. His bright vibrant style has its roots in indigenous and naive forms of artwork and is a fusion of Western and Asian styles and techniques. His work has become popular internationally, and is currently held by private collectors from Scotland, England, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Sweden.
圖心尺寸：17.3 x 27.1 cm
含框外徑：30 x 39.5 cm