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咪基琪米:在山路上誕生的織女,要將彩虹民族的織布技術推向國際!Miciq Rangi: A Weaver Born on a Mountain Road to Promote the Weaves of Truku to the World!

你知道泰雅族、賽德克族,還有太魯閣族這些「彩虹民族」在服裝設計上的共同點是什麼?

「祖靈之眼!」「帶著祖靈之眼,才能找到祖先並相認。」

 

那三族的服飾,又有何不同呢?Do you know what is the feature in common of the clothing design of the Peoples of Rainbow, i.e. Tayal, Seediq, and Truku?

“The Eyes of Ancestral Spirits! (the diamond patterns on the cloth)” “With the Eyes of Ancestral Spirits on the clothes, we could eventually be recognized by our ancestors after we die.”

 

And what is the difference of the clothing design of the three?

“Truku people like to put “the Eyes of Ancestral Spirits” on the pure white cloth to show “purity”.”

“Tayal people have an abundance of clothing design, but most of them are based on red color, which means enthusiasm, blood, and the extension of life and generation. The red color has the function to drive out evil spirits as well.”

“Seediq people like lighter hues and decorate them with “the Eyes of Ancestral Spirits”.”

 

A weaver born on a mountain road

Thus told us Miciq Rangi as one of the Peoples of Rainbow, a Truku fashion designer from Eastern Taiwan about the rich knowledge of her own cultures.

‘miciq’ sounds like a lovely name, which means “road” in the language of Truku. The name actually came from the story of her own birth that when she was about to be born, her mother had to give birth to her in the middle of a mountain road as her birth was too sudden and they lived too far from the city.

Perhaps for this reason, or perhaps it’s a common gene in every Truku woman that Miciq has a tough personality and is persistent with what she wants to achieve.

Her tough personality can be seen from her learning of weaving, a must-learn for every woman of the Peoples of Rainbow traditionally. Whenever she made some mistake, her grandma would hammer at her head hard with a rigid bamboo pipe. Once she just made a mistake with one single thread while weaving, her 90-year-old grandma at the time then hammered at her head so hard that the serious wound made Miciq stay in a hospital for almost one month.

 

Keep walking, and everyone has the potential to find his own way

Thanks to the strict training and her persistence, Miciq has eventually learned and mastered in the weaving skills of 14 Taiwanese indigenous peoples, especially in the improved indigenous clothing, and her excellent talent was recognized in many awards. She is also one of the very few Taiwanese indigenous fashion designers that have participated in some international competitions. Many Taiwanese competitors in some international beauty contests have put on the indigenous-inspired clothes already, showing the beauty of Taiwanese indigenous cultures to the world!

 Be persistent and you will see a fruitful result.

The saying by an elder has always been Miciq’s faith on her career of fashion design. She said, the most valuable that a designer could do is to be persistent and keep accumulating his potential, till his efforts are finally recognized and everything will be paid off!

What makes me admire is that, on the road of fashion design, Miciq never forgot her identity and responsibility to be one of the Peoples of Rainbow, the best Weavers among Taiwanese indigenous peoples! She has kept creating so many fantastic works with the spirits and the essence of the Peoples inside, and eventually spreads the beauty of Taiwanese indigenous cultures to the world and to the world’s eyes!

 

Now let’s enjoy some beautiful works of Miciq:

  • Make-up: 施曉雯
  • Models: 雷婕、古古
  • Photography: 蔣禮安

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Source & Photo via 《原美學工坊》

「太魯閣族服裝,多半是白底點綴上祖靈之眼,象徵『純潔』。」
「泰雅族的服飾型態較豐富,但大致會以紅色為底,象徵熱情、血液、代代相傳、生生不息的活力,同時也有驅魔的作用。」
「賽德克族則是淺色為主,配上祖靈之眼點綴。」

 

在山路上誕生的織布師

來自花蓮太魯閣族的服裝設計師咪基琪米(Miciq Rangi)老師,娓娓道來她身為彩虹民族,對於自己民族服飾設計的知識。

「咪基琪米」,老師的名字聽起來很可愛。在太魯閣語裡,「咪基」(miciq)其實是「路」的意思,原因是因為當時她的出生來得太突然,她的媽媽住在偏遠山區,來不及好好生產,因此就在山路上生下她。

或許也是這樣,或許是每位太魯閣族婦女的個性皆是如此,咪基老師的血液裡,一直有著堅韌與強硬的基因:

織布是每位彩虹民族的女孩必學的傳統,而身為長女的咪基老師,更從小被阿嬤嚴格訓練。每當練習織布出錯,祖母就立刻用堅硬的桂竹根菸斗敲她的頭。甚至到了她 35 歲那一年,還曾因為織錯1條線,而被 90 歲高齡的阿嬤用菸斗敲破頭,足足住院了 1 個月。

 

只要不斷地堅持並累積實力,每個人都能走出自己的路

也因為這樣嚴格的訓練以及本身強韌的個性,造就咪基老師高超的織布技藝,以及對於台灣 14 族原住民族傳統與現代改良服飾及相關手工藝品,不僅獲頒十大作家伴手禮獎及最佳人氣獎,也曾於 2007、2009,及 2011 年,連續獲頒台灣原風采原住民服裝服飾品創意推廣獎,是少數獲得國際參展資格的台灣原住民設計師。許多台灣佳麗代表身上所穿的禮服或改良式旗袍,就是這位太魯閣族的咪基老師所設計出來的。


 

執著就能看到結果。

這句耆老的話,一直是咪基老師的信念。她說,一位設計師最難能可貴的,就是不斷地累積實力;只要實力備受肯定,就能靠自己的創作實力開拓商機。

最讓小編敬佩的是,在服飾設計的這條路上,咪基老師一直沒忘記自己身為彩虹民族的驕傲,持續將彩虹民族的精神融入創作,並讓這些創作隨著台灣的選美佳麗走上國際的伸展台!

 

作為年輕人的我們,是否也能從老師的堅持中,學習到什麼呢?

(小編說:只要不斷地堅持並累積實力,每個人都能走出自己的「路」,成為下一位「咪基」!

 

現在就來欣賞一下咪基老師的一些作品吧!

  • 彩妝-施曉雯
  • 模特-雷婕、古古
  • 攝影-蔣禮安

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