Bamboo Tag

  • Object: Flute (wooden “Ti” flute)

    Object: Flute (wooden “Ti” flute)

    Sep 27, 2018

    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 [...]

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  • Object: Birdcage

    Object: Birdcage

    Sep 27, 2018

    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 [...]

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  • Object: Fan (Suyehiro (Japanese fan))

    Object: Fan (Suyehiro (Japanese fan))

    Sep 27, 2018

    Japanese (samurai) Edo period fan with wood ribs and an iron outer cover “gunsen”. Image via Samuraiantiqueworld. This item is a Japanese fan, more specifically a Suyehiro. It is believed that the round fan was first introduced to Japan, from [...]

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  • Object: Effigy (Judas Effigy)

    Object: Effigy (Judas Effigy)

    Sep 25, 2018

    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 [...]

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  • Object: Mouth Organ

    Object: Mouth Organ

    Sep 25, 2018

    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 [...]

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