Pong Shuei 捧水

Febuary, 2020

                                                                         Pâte de verre,ice,MDF, 15x15x25“

In the Taoist funeral, there is a ritual called “Pong Shuie.” It means to scoop up some water with your hand. During the time of the mourning, family members need to prepare a clean towel and basin with water in it for Pong Shuei. The ritual is in belief that the soul of the dead is still around and lives like us, and needs to wash their face after they wake up and before they go to bed.