This pattern is inspired by the barber pole – a common sight in HK in the 1960s-1990s; a twirling pole meant the barber shop was open for business. Through the decades, barber shops have gradually been replaced by hair salons, and the pole eventually stopped twirling. In recent years, the barber pole has been reborn as a vintage collectible item, its gentle twirl beckoning people to take a stroll down memory’s lane.