online gallery 2: "Taiwan Crafts Spectrum" -- Bamboo
Bamboo varieties thrive in warm and humid climate. Taiwan is located in the subtropical zone and is ideal for growing bamboo under the climate. Lush and abundant bamboo serves as precious forestry resources. In addition, farming and fishing tools as well as daily necessities are supplied by the material. Bamboo was viewed as an important cash crop in early Taiwan history.The bamboo crafts in Taiwan evolve through time. More refined and artistic oriented products are created. And as bamboo treating and processing skills have evolved with time, it suits more to the modern eco-friendly consumption trend.