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Nan Presser Maker | by johey24
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Nan Presser Maker

He hand-makes the items alongside him. They are used to press the little holes on nan, the traditional bread of Xinjiang. The traditional pressers were made with chicken feather quill of which the one closest to him is an example, and the one we bought. Most of the others are examples of small metal pins nowadays having replaced the quills.

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Taken on June 30, 2009