Research & Impact
08 Feb 2023
Professor Joshua Mok officiated the Book Launching Ceremony for “All weaves in my heart: Decoding Patterns of hakka and Punti’s Band Weaving”
Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho, Vice-President of Lingnan University and Chairman of The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, attended the book launching ceremony for “All weaves in my heart: Decoding Patterns of Hakka and Punti’s Band Weaving” as an officiating guest on 4 February 2023 (Saturday).
Organized by Hong Kong Caritas, the book launching ceremony held at the Pokfulam Farm also served as a wrap-up of the two-year community engagement and cultural heritage conservation project initiated by Caritas Community Development Services and supported by The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust with a grant of $86,250 in the year 2020-21. The project, entitled “Pictorial Guide to Weitou and Hakka’s Traditional Weaving”, targets to showcase and preserve the band weaving art, which is a unique traditional culture with historical value. Apart from documenting the history and development of the band, as well as the process and technique of weaving with pictorial guide, the 266-page book also features touching interviews with five grannies who are experts in band weaving. All aged above 80, they can still vividly recall the sweet and happy memories with those bands they weaved in the past.
Professor Mok, in the capacity of Chairman of The Lord Wilson Heritage Trust, commended Caritas Community Development Services during the book launching ceremony for its contributions in preserving the cultural heritage. He is delighted to see the project “Pictorial Guide to Weitou and Hakka’s Traditional Weaving” has achieved the intended outcomes. He said, “the establishment of the Lord Wilson Heritage Trust seeks to provide an opportunity for the community to join hands to promote the preservation and conservation of Hong Kong’s heritage through supporting a wide variety of initiatives. As the Trust celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, I look forward to seeing more collaborations among different sectors of the community to turn our vision into reality.”