We played sand pit in the children's playground, we played with clay in art classes at school, and built sandcastles on the beach, the fun we enjoy in “playing with soil” is a traditional culture that the Pangcah is losing.

Thousands of years ago, the Pangcah made utensils with natural soil. The utensils and ritual cups needed in every household are all made in a period that occurs only once a year. But with the introduction of convenient plastic products, clay was gradually phased out, only a handful of the Pangcah is still holding onto the traditional skill of making pottery, and the image of potteries has transformed into purposes of crafts and collectibles.

In this issue, Indigenous Insight invited hewen a ta:in tawtawazay, a SaiSiyat youth, to visit the Tafalong Community and learn the culture of Pangcah Pottery. What kind of empathy will the disappearance of the Pangcah Pottery skills inspire, when the SaiSiyat has no literature review related to potteries? What will hewen gain out of this journey?


Note: “taSilotor: komi:im ray basang ka hin’azem”means “passing the baton: searching for feelings of the body” in SaySiyat language.








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