Exploration on the Emotion Factors of the Inheritance of the Indigenous Traditional Skills: A Case Study of the Weaving of the Seediq

Huang Hsiu-Mei
National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Graduate School of Design Doctoral Program, Taiwan

Hwang Shyh-Huei
National Yunlin University of Science & Technology, Taiwan

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Ingår i: KEER2018, Go Green with Emotion. 7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering & Emotion Research 2018, 19-22 March 2018, Kuching, Malaysia

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 146:10, s. 91-100

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Publicerad: 2018-03-13

ISBN: 978-91-7685-314-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


The Seediq is one of Taiwan’s 16 indigenous peoples, Weaving is an extremely tradition for the Seediq. Women are good at weaving will climb to the Rainbow Bridge and reunion with ancestors when they die. Thus, the women of the Seediq spend their whole life in weaving and probe into the highest technology of weaving. However, due to the changes in social pattern, the above-mentioned demand is gradually disappearing. According to surveys, only seven women know how to use the traditional ground loom to weave with the highest skill. This study considered non-Seediq who attended courses to learn the traditional weaving skills of the Seediq as its subjects and, for five years, analyzed the emotional factors influencing the learning of such skill against the trend of the times, including learning motivation, operating feeling of weaving patterns, physical load, and loom, instructions by the initiators, and perception and effect after learning, and raised the awareness of the Seediq to the inheritance of the traditional skill.

This study reached the following preliminary conclusions:1. The learning motivations of non-Seediq include cultural factors like interest in weaving, curiosity of different cultures, and childhood memory without no ethnic identity.2. Students were attracted by the ground loom which could produce complicated patterns via simple operations. It challenges the perseverance of students. Students need to operate it by themselves. When they finish their work, they are pleasant and cherish it like a piece of artwork.3. Indigenous teachings of traditional skills are usually physical language teachings ,so ,It takes time to bridge the gap between teaching via body language and perception of students.4. The study of non-Seediq causes the social effect of learning motivation of the Seediq.


Seediq, Weaving, Emotion factor, Inheritance of traditional skill


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