January 31, 2016

Foochow Roots : Everything from Bamboo

This is a kind of shop only found in Minqing. This photo was taken in 6 Du, the home of Wong Nai Siong and many Wong and Lau clans.

Traditionally the Foochows use the bamboo to make almost everything they need at home. Most Foochow elders used to tell me that they were able to make "simple things from bamboo". What great skills our elders and ancestors had!!

From the leaves - hats
From the stalks - brooms
from the stems - ladders,beds,chairs
from the splitted bamboo - chicken cages, baskets, boongki etc
the smaller splits from the bamboo stems are used as strings.

What an amazing God's creation!!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if you may help me about the new address for old Ming Qing 4 du, village name is 無尾巷. Is there any one around you who is familiar with this system to have an advice?
Thank you

Ensurai said...

I Will let Meng Lei (Wong ) know. He has a map he can refer to. Will let you know.

Anonymous said...

thank you

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