A feather duster is a tool used for cleaning or dusting, typically consisting of a cluster of poultry feathers or fibers attached at the end of a long handle in rattan. In many Asian regions, rooster feathers are commonly used to make feather dusters.
Mr. Chung is the third generation of the shop Chung Leung Ching Kee and currently the only known person who hand makes feather dusters in Hong Kong. The family business was established by his grandfather over 60 years ago, and he inherited the shop from his father.
Mr. Chung uses feathers from a breed of chicken called luhua ji (蘆花雞 reed chicken) and rattan sourced from Indonesia to make his feather dusters. Each standard-sized feather duster is made with a thousand pieces of feathers, each carefully chosen. The feathers are sometimes dyed to produce brighter effects.