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Dolan Handmade Soap, located in Dulan Village under a  large landmark banyan tree. The handmade soaps made with local plants and food-grade materials including areca nuts, tobacco, and millet wine.

The villagers like to hang out under the big banyan tree for daily exchange. A platform built with reclaimed wood by the village women is used as a meeting space for making handicraft, weaving, singing, and dancing.  With the help of thirty friends, Dulan Handmade Soap also built an earth oven and become a semi-open space for the community. In addition to providing oven bakery goods, preparing and enjoying meals together, the soap shop also serves as a hub for housewives to exchange plant dyes, refined threats, and fabrics. Practicing the way of nature and sincerely living an ideal life has not only realized the ideal full-heartedly but also occasionally become beautiful sceneries in the eyes of others.

足渡蘭鄉村手工皂

959-41 台東縣東河鄉都蘭村65-2號

website:足渡蘭鄉村手工皂

Open Studio

Herbal Life Co-op Part 1: Symbiosis

About “Herbal Life Co-op”:

Consisted of four women who appreciate a natural way of life and have relocated to the East Coast in recent years, the group’s members have their own expertise in fields closely related to various plant applications such as handmade soap, making arts with plants and herbs, plant fiber processing and dyeing. They have recently apprenticed with Taiwan’s natural fiber expert, Sun Yeqi, and learned a great deal in understanding the ethnobotanical and traditional uses of plants from cultivating to processing. As a result, they organized the “Herbal Life Coop,” and hopefully to pass on this knowledge and technologies through everyday practicing and collaborating.

For the first year, we will focus on material processing, thus we design relevant classes to handle this aspect.

2019 Event Content:

Date Workshop Instructor Cost
7/13

 

Areca Nuts Handmade Soap DIY

AM Class am10:00~12:00

PM Class

pm2:00~4:00

Zudulan

 

$350 Per Person,

offered to 7 or more

7/26 Cutton Bag, Shell-flower Tea and candied fruit)

pm2:00~5:00

Co-op Member $800 per person, offer to 7 or more
8/18 Millet Wine Handmade Soap DIY

AM Class am10:00~12:00

PM Class

pm2:00~4:00

Zudulan $350 per person, offer to 7 or more
8/30 Paper Mulberry Fiber Processing

pm2:00~5:00

Co-op Member Free, open to public
9/21 Tobacco Handmade Soap DIY

AM Class

am10:00~12:00

PM Class pm2:00~4:00

Zudulan $350 per person, offer to 7 or more
9/27 Shell-flower Fiber Processing

pm2:00~5:00

Coop Member Free, open to public