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Memories of childhood in Beijing: Blowing sugar figurine

AmberJ
2018/2/27 20:35:24
Memories of childhood in Beijing: Blowing sugar figurine
Blowing sugar figurine is an old Beijing craft, one of China's folk arts. The hawkers picked their shoulder pole and shuttled in the alley. The pick was a rectangular cabinet with a shelf, there was a semi-circular open wooden cage under the cabinet with a small charcoal stove filled with a large spoon of sweetener (melted maltose).
According to legend, people who is the creator of blowing sugar figurine is Liu Bowen- the prime minister of the Ming Dynasty . Dating back hundreds of years.
When there is customer, the hawker will use a spatula to take a little hot syrup, rubbed on the hands covered with talcum powder, and then hand the end with the mouth until the bubble after blowing, quickly placed in wood coated with talcum powder, after a while, opening the wooden mold, the sugar figurine is blown. And then reed stick a dip sugar syrup paste on it. Sugar figurines have a variety of shapes, such as deer, goldfish, mice, lanterns.
In the past sugar figurine were cheap and were children's favorite toy. At that time, if there was a "sugar figurine" in front of the house, they would be surrounded by children.
Nowadays, children have more plaything. Sugar figurines are no longer simply children's things. Sugar figurines have long been forgotten, and it is very hard to find traces in the streets of the city. For children now, "sugar figurine" is already a strange term.

Blowing sugar figurine

Blowing sugar figurine

Sugar-blowing figure is one of the Chinese folk handicrafts. It is so pity that there are not many people who can blow sugar.
2019/7/26 18:54:04
Amazing!
2018/3/8 15:18:18