I had the chance to sneak the Rebel inside the fragile showrooms and assembly lines of two of China’s foremost exporter of aesthetic glasswares. The Honghai Glass Company and the Dahua Glass Industry Company. Both based here in Qi County, Shanxi. They don’t allow photographs here openly but —
The Honghai studio houses over two hundred varieties of glassware products such as tea and wine wares, vases, hookahs, candle holders and a huge collection of exquisite engravings and statuettes. These are processed employing a special technique in gold trimming, color spray, acid etching and glazing.
Boccalinos, flutes and copitas etc. at the Dahua Glass Compound. The largest glassware manufacturer in China.
Exploring deeper inside the plant, I found the workforce behind all the glitters:
What is it with the feminine touch that keeps the men out of the glassware production lines?