Xich Lo

 

As you walk around Hoi An you can’t help but notice the hundreds of cycle taxi drivers around the town hunting down their next fare. It’s a tiring job! This character I managed to photograph whilst he was falling asleep in his own ‘Xich Lo’ (cycle taxi), reading the daily paper.

‘Sleeping Xich Lo’ Hoi An

 

For my Hoi An series I made a selection of multi-layer woodcut prints inspired by many trips around the ancient town. On one walk I came across this xich lo driver who fell asleep whilst reading his paper! These peddle taxis are a symbol of Hoi An and effortlessly weave in and out of the tourist crowds ringing their bells.

 

Limited edition of 10, 2 layer reduction prints hand printed from a 10 x 15cm magnolia woodblock. 

Available through March Gallery, Hoi An - https://www.facebook.com/marchgallery