Thursday, 23 July 2009

Signage Maker

This man is a signage maker. The work is not easy. He has to carved each Chinese characters into the wood and then paint on it with gold paint. This is a traditional Chinese signage used on doors of shops or restaurants with the names of the proprietor. Or some may carve encouraging phrases or poem and give them as gift when someone opens a new company or shop.


Anonymous said...

A declining trade. Most of the signs are now made on computers that cut signs in vinyl.

It is nice to see somebody do it the old fashioned way.

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richies said...

Looks like very exacting work.

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alicesg said...

Lovely to capture the man at work. It is one of the skilled work that not many youngs love to do.

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