Saturday, February 25, 2006

Paper Goldfish

At one glance, I thought the goldfishes were paper lanterns. They are in fact made of some sort of paper art (the body of the fishes). I can't figure out what they are called in English or even Chinese but they bring back some lovely memories. We used to have crafty toys made of small colorful straps of this paper art but like most traditional toys, they are not made anymore.

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Blogger Anna said ... (February 25, 2006 4:45 PM) : 

Splendid ! Thank you Lisi for your nice post and nice pictures.


Blogger Karine said ... (February 25, 2006 9:10 PM) : 

Lovely ones. Do these goldfishes bring luck somehow ? or are they just decorative ornament ?


Blogger Cynthia! said ... (February 25, 2006 9:47 PM) : 

very nice!! (But its sad that only industrial toys are made nowadays)


Blogger Eric said ... (February 26, 2006 1:51 AM) : 

Lovely photo. Are you thinking of papier maché?


Blogger Amande said ... (February 26, 2006 3:43 AM) : 

Lovely colours!


Blogger Nicola said ... (February 26, 2006 4:43 AM) : 

Very nice! Are those little bells they have underneath them? Or maybe a good luck sign?


Blogger luggi said ... (February 26, 2006 9:35 AM) : 

You know, it's a bit weird, but I took some pictures in Chinatown today, one of which is of paper lanterns, which I want to post tomorrow (not as nice as yours, though).


Blogger Lisi said ... (February 27, 2006 12:32 AM) : 

Karine, I think they are both decorative and for luck

Nicola, that one is a good luck sign...with the price tag on it ;-)

And Eric, I still don't know what do peopole call that kind of beehive shape paper, maybe it doesn't have a proper name.


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