Around the path up the Cilao mountain, the wind blows through layers upon layers of bamboo like waves, the leaves rustling in the wind. As the poet Su Shi who studied on this mountain for 3 years, described “As one wears a thatch raincoat, in the rain and mist, one assumes a simple life”. So as before when Su Shi lived on the mountain, the people of the mountain today carry on the tradition of studying and living a simple way of life.
Bamboo weaving is an ancient craft. But where traditional craftsmen used only a basic weave and single strips, for the woven chinaware range SHANG XIA has developed a new technique, introducing double warp and double weft strips. This entirely new weaving space creates and entirely new effect: a subtle, textured sheet, woven with the thinnest bamboo strips ever cut, each less than half a millimeter thick.