Paper Crafted Unicorn

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Dublin Core

Title

Paper Crafted Unicorn

Subject

Cultural Heritage

Description

According to The Book of Rites, "The unicorn, the phoenix, the turtle and the dragon are the four spiritual creatures." The unicorn is one of the four propitious creature deemed to bring auspiciousness and ward off evils. The unicorns seen in Hong Kong can mainly be divided into 3 types according to the indigenous communities to which they belong.

Creator

Unknown

Date

Unknown

Rights

Sam Tung Uk Museum

Relation

This item is present in the side-house of the museum along with the other paper-crafted items, which showcase the intangible heritage of paper crafting technique.

Format

A large green face and wide mouth with fangs, and a single horn jutting out of its head. Its forehead has 8 trigrams.

Language

English

Type

Physical Object

Citation

Unknown, “Paper Crafted Unicorn,” CCCH9051 Group 2, accessed June 20, 2021, https://learning.hku.hk/ccch9051/group-2/items/show/19.