范承宗 | 新竹竹北客家聚落

作品 | 茶窩

材質 | 木、稻草

茶壽,在過去又稱為茶槽或茶巢,以稻草為材質製成有蓋的茶壺保溫器,填塞棉布,中間留出空隙,放置茶壺與茶杯,優越的保溫效果,即使在寒冷的冬天,也能夠喝到暖烘烘的熱茶,茶壽曾在客家人的生活中扮演重要角色,現代社會的便利,逐漸取代了這個傳統生活器具,取其『延長溫暖』的概念,作品《茶窩》邀請大家入內圍圈而坐,享受親友團聚的溫暖。稻草的香氣綿延,也讓人憶起農業社會時代,勤奮知足的生活智慧。

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Tea House

In old times, a tea warmer was made of rice straw and stuffed with cotton. In the center was a gap in which a teapot and cups could be placed, keeping the tea nice and hot even on the coldest of winter days. These were very important to the Hakka people of the past, but the conveniences of modern life have led to a fading of their use. Based on this concept of keeping things warm, Tea House was made for people to enter, sit in a circle, and enjoy the warmth of being with friends and family. In addition, the smell of the rice straw brings you back to the time of Taiwan’s agriculture-based society and the wisdom associated with hard work and being content with what you have.