mould (food processing & storage)

Wooden cake mould with a handle and a carved recess in the shape of a turtle for making 'red tortoise' cakes. Tortoises symbolise long life. The cakes, made of a wrapping of glutinous flour and a filling of bean paste or similar ingredients, are often used at festivals.

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