Badaling District, China
54" x 65"
MSU Museum Accession 1996:86.1; Gift of Liz Schweitzer
Photo by Mary Whalen, all rights reserved by MSU
Contemporary visitors to the Great Wall in the Badaling region outside
of Beijing, China have the opportunity to purchase a great array
of hand-crafted items including the "five poisonous creatures"
- toad, snake, centipede, lizard, scorpion - locally believed to
ward away evil spirits. This particular piece was purchase from
a woman walking and carrying her wares on top of the wall.
Lakes, Great Quilts