Cantonese Opera Staff Item Number: 1704/10 from the MOA: University of British Columbia


Cantonese opera prop representing a mourning staff. Solid bamboo reed with frayed cloth wrapped around three-quarters of its length. The cloth is beige and brown. The part of the reed that is showing has been painted blue-green. It has a hole running through its diameter near the end through which a blue, twisted string is looped.

History Of Use

Used as a mourning staff prop in Cantonese opera theatrical performance.


Donated as part of a collection of Cantonese opera props used by the Jin Wah Sing Musical Association.