Dedicated to those who still have faith, dreams and purity of heart as time goes by.
PannaHua is established in 2015 by Taiwanese female artist Hui-Yun Nieh. It is a cultural and creative brand inspired by her personal nihonga exhibition. Derived from her painting followed by computer graphics and digital printing on textile, the outcome is authentic beauty of traditional fine arts with a touch of fashion elements in contemporary Taiwan.
The colorful fabrics feature Taiwan blue magpie, fairy pitta, lotus, tree peony, Phalaenopsis and dendrobium, as well as classical Oriental clouds and Chinese calligraphy. They demonstrate the classical and everlasting elegance of Chinese culture in the 21st century.
The camouflage fabrics are designed using Taiwanese cities and counties (Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Hualien and Kinmen) as themes, with Taiwan blue magpies and classical clouds and Chinese calligraphy painted by the artist using gongbi technique. The fabrics demonstrate traditional paintings and Taiwanese sceneries, making them unique camouflage products of PannaHua.
The establisher was born in Taiwan in the mid-sixties, where hand-painted wooden horses were popular toys. For those who were children (born in the 1960s or 1970s), or those who were parents (born in the 1940s or 1950s), wooden horses are a bridge and medium of family memories. People back then were pure, sincere and hardworking, who have created quality infrastructure and laid down a strong economic foundation. In the modern society with plentiful resources, the artist wants to remember and show appreciation to the past, which give us a peaceful and valuable life, by using the wooden horse in her childhood memories and impression. She would like to remind people to be grateful and humble when facing the current situation and the future in Taiwan.
The children wearing traditional Chinese clothing on the wooden horses represent how Chinese culture was excellently preserved in Taiwan. The lotus bud held up in the right hand symbolizes that wisdom and benevolence are the only way to solve ignorance in life. The pure innocence of children also contrasts the busy, profit-driven modern age. While ageing, it is hoped that somewhere in our heart, there remains an unpolluted place for dream, faith and purity of heart.
The word Panna originated from the Pali word paññā meaning "wisdom". The word also sounds similar when pronounced using Taiwanese. The Chinese character Hua (華) in PannaHua has the following meanings. Firstly, the character Hua is a symbol of the Chinese ethnic group, which is known for their long history and rich culture. These are endless fountains of inspiration, and one of the reasons for naming. Secondly, "Hua" sounds like the word flower, which is an essential and most distinguishable part of plants. It is colorful and fragrant. It lives in the nature and is unique. These are qualities similar to artists who have to overcome various challenges and endure long periods of cultivation before they can bloom like flowers. Furthermore, the word "Hua" is Chinese and the word "paññā"is foreign. This symbolizes the era we live in, where culture and technology are affected by both the Western and the Oriental. Hence the name shows our respect to both the Western and Oriental cultures, which are mutually inclusive and allow the finest to be selected and spread around the world.