人神契約 (桌巾 ) Agreement with Utux (Table Runner )
亙古以前，人類與神靈同住一個地方，那時候人類的生活不用勞力，所有的需求只需開口就可得，人類想吃肉類，只要叫一下：「baah ! baah!」，就會有肉吃，假如要吃飯，也只需將一小粒小米放入鍋中，鍋中自然有滿滿的小米飯可吃，生活非常悠遊自在。不過，後來因為有人惡作劇將背木柴的精靈給嚇跑；以及有人想一次煮更多的肉，省得麻煩，於是將山豬的耳朵切掉一大塊，害得山豬痛得以後不再為人服務。還有人為了想一次煮很多飯，以省得常常下鍋煮飯，便一次放了許多的小米下鍋，造成浪費，導致神靈的咒詛，最後把人類逐出靈界的樂園。
由於人類的貪婪破壞了靈界的規律，使Utux (神靈）動怒，於是將人類趕出靈界，人類因為習慣依賴突然遭到這樣的懲罰，於是向Utux提出抗議。因此 Utux要人類在世間遇到任何的疑難雜症時，透過各種儀式跟它溝通，以幫助人解決問題。Utux更派siliq希利克鳥做為泰雅族人預卜安危的通報。Utux與人類訂下這樣的規則，人類認為可以接受，所以答應了這樣的條件，這些規則就成了人類與神靈之間的契約，成為泰雅族人必須遵行的各種儀式。
◈商品皆為純手工製作，每一次的染色因應氣候及植物水質種種因素,呈現出的效果都不同,所以每一塊手染布每次製作出來會些微不同, 不會到完全一模一樣喔!每一塊都會是獨一無二的 。
◈織女: Gumi 設計及染色:M'l's
The agreement with Utux (the gods) needs to trace back the legend of the spiritual world where humans and gods coexisted.
In ancient times, humans and gods lived in the same place. At that time, humans didn’t have to work hard, and all their needs were available by just opening their mouths. If humans want to eat meat, they just need to say: "baah! baah!" and there will be meat come out. No need to cultivate, only put a small grain of millet into the pot. There will naturally be a full amount of millet in the pot.
Life is very leisurely. However, some people frightened the elves carrying firewood away because of a prank. Some people wanted to cook more meat at a time, so they cut off a large piece of the ear of the boar, which caused the boar's pain to stop find meat for human. ,Some people put a lot of millet into the pot at a time, in order to cook a lot of rice at a time which caused lots of waste.
Utux very angry about the greedy humans, expelled humans from the paradise of the spirit world and led the cause to them. Humans were used to dependence on easy life in the paradise, suddenly losing all so they protested to Utux. Therefore, Utux requires human beings to communicate with it through various rituals to help people solve the problem. Utux even sent the Siliq bird as a sing for the Atayal tribe to predict safety.
Nowadays Atayal’s supernatural belief is called Utux, and the ancestral spirit is the most important concept. According to the Atayal, the ancestral spirit is the guardian of luck, and the instructions and rules (gaga) left by ancestors can make people healthy and the harvest plentiful. If people violate ancestral preaching (gaga), bad luck will come. The Atayal are devout to the ancestral spirit and are faithful to ancestral preaching (gaga). Therefore, they worship the ancestral spirit in the sowing, mowing, and harvest festivals.
◈Each dyeing process has different effects depending on various factors such as climate and water quality, so each hand dyed fabric will be unique.
◈Weaver: Gumi Design and yarn dye: M’l’s
．清洗方式: 建議送乾洗或是以中性洗劑浸泡手洗,清洗後晾乾即可,切勿搓揉及烘乾. 植物染織品建議不要太經常清洗及直曬陽光會加速退色. 顏色會時間漸漸淡化為正常現象, 植物染織品第一次清洗會些微掉色為正常現象
．Plant dyed color：black by guava leaf. yellow by turmeric
．Care instructions: dry clean
◈They can be used as table runners, tea cloth, or home décor.
◈The results of dyeing can be influenced by weather, plant used, water, etc. Therefore, every cloth will come out differently and are thus unique.
◈The colors of woven cloth are from natural dye and will slowly fade over time. Frequent wash and direct exposure to sunlight will speed up the fading.
◈Dry clean or hand wash with water. For handwash, press the cloth and do not rub it. Use neutral detergent with water under 30 degrees Celsius.
◈ Do not use a washing machine or dryer which will cause deforming or shrinking.
◈ Please place the cloth in a dry environment. Add camphor ball to repel bugs and keep dry if necessary.
◈The picture of the product is only for reference. The color of the product appearing on your monitor might deviate from the actual product.
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