食节 24-Season Food: A Whole Grain Package (五谷杂粮礼包)
食节 24-Season Food is a whole grain special gift collection during Chinese lunar holidays. People give the whole grain package as a gift with blessing meaning during Chinese lunar holidays in the north of China, especially as a gift for elders. The package includes three main parts: the 24 whole grain bags, the cylinder container, and the information poster.
食节 24-Season Food is whole grain package inspired from the Chinese 24 solar terms. The Chinese 24 solar terms are 24 season terms used to analysis seasons and weather on the ancient Chinese calendar. People use the calendar to have healthy diet habits.
As a container for the 24 whole grain bags, the cylinder demonstrates the 24 solar terms. In order to exhibit the relationship between the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar and the 4 seasons in the Gregorian calendar, there is a hole above each solar term, by using yellow (spring//millet), green (summer/mung bean), red (autumn/azuki bean), and white (winter/rice).
On the inside of the cylinder, there is an information poster that explains the relationship between whole grain and the 24 solar terms, as well as other related cultural backgrounds.
食节 24-Season Food is a holiday gift that wishing people being grateful for the past year and being positive for the next year. When people receiving 食节 24-Season Food, they receive a blessing of “be healthy, be wealthy”.
I'd like to thank my professor, Albert Ng, for overseeing my project and supporting me along my process.