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Two new illustrations created by hanna barczyk for lmu magazine designed by pentagram.

The first illustration "the tea girl of hummingbird lane," li-yan is a young woman who cultivates tea plants in china's yunnan province with her extended family who are part of a chinese ethnic minority known as the akha. in this excerpt, li-yan secretly travels to a nearby city to leave her infant, yan-yeh, born out of wedlock, at an orphanage. in the family's mountain village, li-yan's fatherless daughter would be killed in accordance with akha custom. in addition to giving yan-yeh life, li-yan wraps a tea cake, a talisman of their family's culture, in yan-yeh's blanket.

the second illustration is on how a young woman, part of a chinese ethnic minority known as akha has to leave her infant, born out of wedlock, at an orphanage. according to akha custom her fatherless daughter would have been killed.

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