Sunday, February 6, 2011

First Gifts from China

In light of the Chinese New Year season (which lasts 15 days!) I thought I'd share a couple of items that's part of my small collection of things. The pair of panda bears was a gift from a childhood friend. No more than 1" high made of clay, its protective paint is just as shiny and bright as they were 30 years ago.Mrs. Chan, a friend of my mom's, visited Guilin and brought back this mirror and comb. As a child I was thrilled with the brushstrokes on both pieces, so fine and delicate the ones on the lady was truly elegant. These gifts, though small and simple, made me wonder about the hands that created them.

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