When the moon is full, crisp white light scatter on the mountains, quiet woods, feral animals, gurgling fountain, brown tree frogs floating in the pond, and the collared scops beep suddenly far and near… This is the day and night of Ciharaay in the Liushidan mountain. Because of lacking of water and electricity, it’s also named as dark tribe.
Amis toiled reclamation in the beautiful valley, and introduce the lilies for crops twenty years ago, and then opened the busy life in annual summer. Lilies has high economic value in the early year, even the bumpy transport and the undulating valley can not stop the tribe to work hard.But the good fortune won’t last forever, the lilies price have been declining, then the tribe must to gradually migrate to Talampo or move to the city to make a living, the misty have been gradually forgotten in the vally…The populated only appear in the lily production season.
Malapaliw Help Exchange System / No Pesticide Cultivation
Organic trend is popular recently, running hard through the church. The tribe gathered only in the annual production season of lily in the Ciharaay valley. Theythought twists and turns, and then decided in October 2003 to carry on a help exchange model of production and no pesticides cultivation.
In the past the popular au pair housing system solve the labor shortage problem, and the tribe through au pair weeding, collective management, operation and no pesticide plant not only bring vitality but also regain the tribe beautiful tradition of sharing total farming, food and drink.
This help exchange system is called Malapaliw. All the farmers rotate from a farm to another to finish the labor and each farm will responsible for the meal. So when Ciharaay work hard also will happy loud sung over and over again.
Roasted Day Lily
This product is able to keep its golden color thanks to geographical environment. Using fallen dried branches as material to make fire to roast the buds, the master timely turn them to keep a homogeneous temperature in each bud until 95% of dryness so that they do not become brown and keep a lasting freshness. Beside the process, tribespeople carefully choose the most suitable interaction achievements, and we are happy to share the joy with you..