The chestnut hawker. He stands over the hot wok, oblivious to the beads of perspiration forming on his forehead. His hands work constantly, stirring the sizzling mountain of charcoal and chestnuts. Little brown bags of sweet nuts sit beside the wok.
"Gao lak (it means chestnut in hokkien dialect), gao lak!" he shouts over the sweet aroma wafting from the mobile chestnut cart.
In honour of the tenacity of the chestnut hawker, here's a tiny bag of chestnuts.
The brown bag holds 40 miniature whole and peeled chestnuts, hand sculpted individually by me. The brown bag is also made by me out of paper, and it's slightly scuffed up to make it look older and realistic. In the photos, the little bag holds some paper scraps inside so that it looks fuller.
If you would like to wear your love of chestnuts around, take a look at the Chestnut Necklace, also available in the store.
Brown Bag (folded down) - 1.5cm in height from top of cap
Chestnuts - 0.4 to 0.5cm in height
+ CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Each piece of work is made from quality polymer clay, which will keep its form and vibrant colours forever. However, please still be careful with the handsculpted pieces.
Please keep plated chains in airtight bags after wearing, to reduce tarnish. If tarnish happens, please use a silver-polishing cloth to remove the tarnish. Please purchase the stainless steel upgrade if tarnish is a concern. If the necklace comes into contact with water, just dab it off gently with a dry towel.