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Dragons appear in multiple cultures around the world. Though their appearance, meaning and significance varies between cultures, humans remain fascinated with the mythical creature. Western dragons from European myths typically have four legs and large wings. Quetzalcóatl from the Aztec culture is depicted as a double headed serpent without...

The Chinese violin on display in the Music Room area of the Institute of Texan Cultures is a huqin or “Hu-Chin” which is a general term given to any spiked fiddle. One type of huqin, called the “erhu,” is identified by its distinctive hexagonal sound box. Hugin are two-stringed...

The above tray is a Tray of Togetherness which is used during the celebration of the Chinese New Year. This particular tray consists of nine china dishes that are hand painted with different images of Chinese women. The dishes are housed in a wooden box that is made of...