Early Bird・Morning Breeze   鳥語清風

 

Carrying a cage of bird to morning tea had long been a traditional ritual for businessmen to collect market intelligence prior to the Internet and telephone. Whenever being asked about their source of information, they always reply, "a little bird told me".

With modern communication, this morning exchange becomes less important. Nowadays, only very few tea houses allow guests to bring their birds in, including the ones in Ngau Chi Wan and Chuen Lung Village, but early dim-sum tea retains its popularity.

Nevertheless, there is still a strong group of bird raising lovers in Hong Kong Hong Kong who prefer the Bird Market known as Yuen Po Street Bird Garden in Mong Kok, which offers a glimpse of the traditional bird keeping culture as well as some very elaborate birdcages.

Indeed, sophisticated birdcages were once a luxury good for the upper class to show off their prosperity. Today, the Birdcage Production Technique has been listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong, affirming its historic fine craftsmanship.

In the Bird Street, individual birds sing together in their unique tunes around the cluster of stalls, but somehow became a perfect harmony of a cappella. What a wonderful, but rare scene in modern society!

Working hard ·The man
Breakfast tea · Early Bird


早上到茶樓品茗賞鳥自古以來一直是商人寒暄(收風)的上佳場所,每當被人問及如何得知這事那事,他們都會風趣地回答:「全仗小鳥清風送語。」(意指有人私下告訴我)。

隨著手提電話及互聯網快速增長,通訊方式愈趨方便,飲早茶寒暄的文化漸變得不再必要。現時只有數間茶樓容許茶客攜鳥入座,包括位於牛池灣及荃灣川龍的茶樓。至於早茶點心,今天仍然廣受歡迎。

旺角園圃街雀鳥花園,又稱「雀仔街」,仍保留鳥攤特色風貌,讓遊人在優美的中式花園內感受此傳統文化,亦可欣賞鳥語共唱的熱鬧情景。

從前很多精緻巧制的鳥籠是由本地師傅手作。如今雀籠製作技藝已被列為香港非物質文化遺產之一,以示對這珍貴工藝表揚有所肯定。

雀仔街是鳥販集中地,鳥兒獨特的啁啾聲,合奏成一篇和諧動聽的交響樂,於現今社會愈發難得!

早起努力收風  • 必勝先生
嘆茶享受 • 籠中鳥

 

Collage Bag Size: (L): 20cm x (H): 17cm x (T): 6cm

 

Collage designed by HK Artist: Ms. Garlin Lee

Bag 珠扣 - Early Bird・Morning Breeze

HK$980.00Price
Can order 歡迎預訂: YellowGreen
  • As every product is unique, the same pattern on the bag may look different. Please contact us if you want to have a look of the photos before purchasing.

     

    If the product is out of stock, we may need extra time for production. Approx. delivery time: 2-3 weeks.

    因為每個產品都是獨特的,每個晚裝袋的圖案的呔布款式都有可能不一樣,如果您想在訂貨前先看看貨品的外貌,可聯絡我們。


    如產品缺貨,我們需要額外時間製作,預計2-3星期可以送貨。

Other products that you may like...

We don’t have any products to show right now.

We don’t have any products to show right now.

We don’t have any products to show right now.

We don’t have any products to show right now.

© 2017 by Les Beatitudes.