Category Archives: Product

Numbered Days

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Sheung Wan Back in the 70s, being a printing technician was a well earning profession. In pockets of Sheung Wan still remain a few printers, but many have closed down, or will in this coming



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Stick Animals

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Aoluguya Carved children’s toy with humans and animals such as reindeer.



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2 Years On

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Tuohe AiJiLun inspects my crudely drawn sketches of ideas for birchbark items, somewhat baffled at her perceived complexity of them. I met her just under 2 years ago (More is Equal to Less). She has no recollection of



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Stones, Bones and Lighters

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Bayina SunShui Min’s birchbark working tools: shaped bone, stone worn after years of use, thimble inherited from her mother. Meng Chai Hong makes her own modern embossing tool from an old cigarette lighter.



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Canoe

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Shibazhan Tools of canoe maker GuoZhiLin.



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Clockwork

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Chengdu There is something enchanting about antique clockwork, the logical precision of something that spans infinite time. As we tick into the future, it makes us acutely aware of the present, and grounds us to our  past.



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Body-Popping Shadow Puppets

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Chengdu Mass-produced shadow puppets, dancing to pop rap songs in the street, surrounded by tourists and shoppers. A single dance capturing the direction in which China is moving.



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Ivory Nut

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Yau Ma Tei Tagua nut: feels, looks and carves like ivory. The ivory trade threatens a whole host of endangered species. Despite the bans, despite the publicity of the long term negative and irreversible effects of poaching,



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I believe I can Fly

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Yuen Po Street, Bird Market Birdkeepers own birds to admire, compare and show off. They walk them every day, inside the cages, socialising with fellow bird-walkers. Apparently only a healthy bird will sing, and those



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Safe Washing

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Macau 2 in 1 fence system.



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