Of Hearts and Hands. Hong Kong's Traditional Trades and Crafts.

Hong Kong. Urban Council of Hong Kong. 1996. Stock ID #163385

Colour and black and white photographic illustrations, pictorial endpapers, 237pp, references, paperback, quarto. Corners and head and tail of spine slightly bumped but still very good. Fascinating catalogue published to accompany an exhibition held in 1995. Following an overall view of Hong Kong's traditional trades and crafts, sections discuss the various trades and crafts and their associated beliefs. The trades are divided into 5 main sections: Attire and Adornment (includes the wedding costume shop, bound-foot shoe making, the qipao tailor, buttons and loops, opera costume making, the hairdresser, the traditional beautician); Food and Drink: (includes tea plantations and tea shops, salt production and processing, the making of Hakka dumplings, mooncakes, and Chaozhou candies and pastries, beancurd making) Arts and Recreation (includes the puppet artist, musical instrument making, restoration of rural furniture, bird cage making); Beliefs and Customs (includes the bridal chair shop; incense manufacturing; carving wooden deities, making lanterns and ritual paper objects; Daily Life: earthen pot repairing, bamboo scaffolding, the bamboo-steamer maker, bamboo scaffolding and the Chinese medicine shop. Text in Chinese and English. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 163385).

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