Tiny white champaca and jasmine buds

Posted at the intersection of Middle Huaihai Road and Sinan Road, one can often find 78-year-old Wang Huiying selling tiny white champaca and jasmine buds bound together by thin wires. [...] These flowers have traditionally been braided together and pinned on clothing for their perfume-like scent. “I liked white champaca from my childhood and my mother loved them, too,” said Wang. She has been selling these flowers for nearly two decades and made many friends along the way.

— Read more about the traditional flower-craft vendors in Shanghai at Scented flower vendors keep sweet smell of tradition alive at Shine.

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