This pair of earrings features colorful beadwork and hand crafted pots, in the shape of traditional Amis ceremonial pottery called atomo. There is an opening at the top of each pot for placing a drop of your favorite essential oil. Thus, these earrings are not only unique and decorative accessories, but are also very practical.
Piyaw is a member of the Amis tribe, living in Taibalang Village in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan. She began to create pottery in 1994 as a hobby. Then, in 2002, she studied how to make pottery beads. Traditionally, Amis made ornaments using natural, local materials, and even from leftover clay from making everyday ceramic objects. But, there was no purposeful research and development. Today, Piyaw works to combine her pottery beads with smaller, colored beads to create unique accessories and wall hangings.