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Retired ‘Iolani teacher’s guidebook details how to carve narcissus

  • COURTESY CYRUS WON

    Retired ‘Iolani School teacher Cyrus Won uses a special carving knife, tweezers and manicure tools to carve narcissus bulbs, which can be found at Chinatown shops.

  • COURTESY CYRUS WON

    A close-up shot of a narcissus bulb.

  • COURTESY CYRUS WON

    Carved narcissus bulbs in the process of growing into the coveted “crab claw” shape.

One of the symbols of Chinese New Year is the narcissus plant, intricately grown to form symbols of luck and good fortune. Read more

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