Chopsticks | 1 pair | White with Black lines and Gold Dragonflies | Chinese
These White, wooden sticks feature transfer painted Black lines and gold coloured Dragonflies on the 'handle' on both sticks.
Featuring Dragonflies, these sticks may especially appeal to those interested in Feng Shui. In Feng Shui applications Dragonflies are associated with the mind and thoughts, and - as a creature of the wind - they are associated with change. It’s iridescent wings are incredibly sensitive to the slightest breeze, and so we are reminded to heed where the proverbial wind blows – lest we run into stormy weather.
- Size is approx. 225mm long - just under 9 inches
- Made of Bamboo and are light in weight
- More square than round at the 'handle' end
- Transfer painted on handle end
- The Dragonflies are small and gold in colour
- Ships in sealed, cellophane bag
- Made in China
Chopsticks are the traditional eating utensils of various East Asian countries including Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam. They are also used in Tibet and Nepal by the Chinese Han populations living there.
The Chinese word for chopsticks is 'kuaizi' - and are made from a variety of materials including wood (especially bamboo), plastic, melamine and some metals.
Rules, guidelines or the etiquette of using chopsticks does vary in the fine detail from country to country - but there are a number of points which are 'good everywhere'. These include:
- It is poor etiquette to tap chopsticks on the edge of one's bowl to gain attention
- It is impolite to spear food with a chopstick - use a spoon for difficult items
- It is considered poor etiquette to point rested chopsticks towards others seated at the table
- Chopsticks should not be left vertically stuck into a bowl of rice as this is done in many funeral rituals
- When finished with, leave on a chopstick rest or horizontally on the plate/bowl - tips pointing left
Chopsticks and Chopstick rests and are an essential part of a table setting for any authentic Chinese (and/or Japanese) meal. You'll find a broad range of Chopsticks and Chopstick rests in the Vectis Karma online store, both Chinese and Japanese - please see below and search.