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CHINESE ZHUSUAN

During the packaging subject, the creation of a packaging was bring up to honour the Intangible Cultural Heritage. I chose “Chinese Zhusuan” or knowdledge and practice of caclculation with abacus. With chinese abacus all kind of calculations can be made, such as add,subtract, divide and multiply. Its use get better with the capacity of learning, concentration and memory of children.

I made the packaging as the abacus too by handmade, using as main materials cardboard, paper and wood. One of the most exciting part of the project was to make by hand the abacus made of bead, little sticks and little assemblies of wood.

The packaging is composed of a piece of carton that surrounded a box with different compartment: one for the own abacus, another one for the instructions and the last compartiment with some beats of replacement.

INFORMATION

Client

Academic world.

Pieces

· Handmade abacus
· Packaging
· Information booklet

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