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This object is a wooden “Ti” flute made out of bamboo with Chinese writing on it. Flutes are thought to be one of the oldest musical instruments. A flute was found in China dating to 900 B.C. but the oldest known flutes have been found in Germany. These very...

This object is a birdcage made of bamboo and designed to resemble a cathedral. The structure is held together with small pins of bamboo and a small amount of adhesive in some of the more delicate areas. The joints are created by taking the two pieces to be joined...

This item is a Japanese fan, more specifically a Suyehiro. It is believed that the round fan was first introduced to Japan, from China during the Han Dynasty. However, the folding fan, or Ōgi, is believed to be original to Japan and was first documented sometime in the 10th...

On Sabado de Gloria (Holy Saturday), following Good Friday, it is a Mexican tradition to explode paper mache figures with fireworks in large city centers. The paper mache figures, also called effigies, are intended to symbolically represent Judas Iscariot. According to the New Testament, Judas Iscariot was one of...

This object is a mouth organ, or sheng from China. According to Chinese mythology the sheng was invented by Ling Lun, the legendary founder of music. The story of Ling Lun’s invention of music and a variety of traditional Chinese musical instruments is described in the Lüshi Chunqiu. The...