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Yuma Taru is the preserver of important traditional art and cultural asset preservation technology issued by the Ministry of Culture in 2016. She is the youngest craftsman among the living national treasures in Taiwan. It took her 10 years to visit more than 100 tribes for field research, and another 10 years to find materials in libraries in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom to retrieve lost craftsmanship, and another 10 years to carry out systematic classification and inheritance records. Yuma planted hope in the dyeing and weaving techniques of the aborigines, from the promotion of national traditional fiber planting and revival of weaving, to the analysis, research and reproduction of museum fabrics, to the development of national education.

In recent years, she has actively combined contemporary issues and elements in the creation of fiber art. Her fabric creation is full of natural and gentle feelings and imagination, opening the largest window for the development of traditional crafts of aboriginal peoples, and paving the farthest road for future youth. The skills are passed on, hoping that the people of the clan can build self-confidence from their own culture.

  • 2022 “Metaphors about Islands” Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 2019 “Trap: 2019 Kaohsiung International Container Art Festival”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 2019 “The Lost Line” Aboriginal Traditional Fiber Application Exhibition, Taichung Fiber Craft Museum, Taiwan
  • 2019 Taichung City Fiber Craft Museum “Central Aboriginal Fabric Inventory and Interpretation Research Project” project host 2018 “Autumn Mountain” Temperature Special Exhibition, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2018 “Spin of Life” Shan. spirit. Special Exhibition, Museum of World Religions, New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 2018 “Weaving Road Embroidery Trail Through Mountains-Taiwan Aboriginal Costumes Exhibition”, Southern Campus of National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2016, the Ministry of Culture designated as an important traditional art season cultural asset preservation technology preserver
  • 2005, served as a director of the National Culture and Arts Foundation
  • 2000 Engaged in the overall construction of the Tribal 921 Reconstruction Community (Daan Suspension Bridge Preservation and Greening and Beautification Project)

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《Love and Hope》2022 World Women’s Art Festival
WE/WOMEN – From Prehistory to HERstory
2022.06.25 – 09.21
National Museum of Prehistory