Hanggin Houqi, Inner Mongolia, China.Featured in The World, 23/1/2012; Wall of the World, 11/2/2012.(259 views as of 11/01/2013)
door, chinese new year, lunar new year, countryside, inner mongolia, china, red couplets, chinese new year couplets, plastic bags, kuaiban, clappers, folk culture
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Fabulous image Ethna !!
Thank you very much Ellanita!
– Ethna Gillespie
Lovely! Makes me wonder what those ‘things’ are :)
Thanks Wendy! The things are just vegetables, though I think it appears otherwise.
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Thank you so much!
Great shot, Ethna! What are the things that isn’t veggies ina bag? Rooftiles on a string??
(Reminds me of… I have some shots from India with things hanging on the wall – as yet unpublished. But I’m going to do a Beijing series first. And write stuff, just as ‘first’ or even firster.)
Thanks Marjolein. My husband said the wooden things are “kuaiban”, or “clappers”, an instrument for keeping time for story-telling, a poplar entertainment in northern China. But, he can’t figure out why his parents would have them. Perhaps my father-in-law is a secret storyteller??? I’ve just noticed there is also a pair of scissors hanging on the left.
Heh, I noticed the scissors, but was more drawn to the objects that I didn’t know what they were! Thanks for the explanation!
Lovely work, Ethna!Congrats on your feature in Wall of the World, February 11, 2012.
Thank you for the feature, Wendy!
Love all the aspects of this shot, Ethna – from the shadow, the writing and the bags of vegetables! Great composition.
Thank you, Lynne and thanks for the favorite!
Thank you for adding it to the gallery.