Hong Kong artist and ceramicist Caroline Cheng uses tens of thousands of tiny ceramic butterflies to make the dresses in her Prosperity series.

Hong Kong artist’s butterfly-covered dress at British Museum still pulling in the crowds five years on

Adorned with more than 25,000 tiny porcelain butterflies, Caroline Cheng’s Prosperity dress is the centrepiece of the British Museum’s 20th- and 21st-century collection of Chinese works

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Hong Kong artist and ceramicist Caroline Cheng uses tens of thousands of tiny ceramic butterflies to make the dresses in her Prosperity series.
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.