Sunday, June 14, 2009
Monday morning antique market
I made it just in time to Meet Takeshi, the PWS director, at 7:45 in the morning to go to the Monday morning antique market. The chain on my bike broke so I took a motorcycle taxi into town. every cloud has its silver lining (motorcycle taxis are still the coolest). The market is right next to the Super Walmart! It was a weird juxtaposition to see Chinese goods new and so old so close to each other. Takeshi was an amazing guide at the market, he knows a lot about pottery and what dynasties the originate from. Takeshi also bought the amazing piece of carved wood in the photo I posted. It is an incredible example of wood carving, there are phoenixes, flowers, scrolling filigree and it is carved hallow, this photo is definitely worth enlarging.