Monday, March 3, 2014

Wu Du, or "Five Poisons"

I haven't posted anything in ages (this needs to change), so I thought I'd put up a short video we shot while we were in China last May of quiltmaker Pan Kai Li making some of the little stuffed creatures that go on her Bai Jai Bei. These little creatures (scorpion, lizard, spider, centipede, and snake) are the wu du, or "five poisons," that are intended to protect the child owner from evil spirits.

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1 comment:

  1. This is really interesting. I didn't know that they are part of the quilts.

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