Merit Award :     

      Traditional Tea Ceremony

Design Brief:

This automata is about a traditional Chinese tea ceremony of a wedding. It is a significant event occurring at a modern Chinese wedding. The newlywed will serve tea to their parents, kneeling down, while the parents give them red packets as gifts. The cams are small Pear-shaped mechanisms and cause the hands of the newlywed and parents to move. This makes the movement of "giving" as the hands move up and down.