via Boing Boing
This is an amazing photo sequence showing how to make miniature mandarins (or oranges). The Boing Boing remark:
Oranges are symbolic of gold and wealth for the Chinese, hence they're all over at the Lunar New Year
Chinese has mandarins during New Year (Mandarin has the same sound as "lucky"), not oranges. But these fruits are close enough. This is why the photos show the peeled version (which is a common way to peel mandarins - we usually cut oranges!)
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