Quick Idea: Emperor’s Coin:
This pendant is a replica of a coin from the Ming Dynasty.
Terra Cotta Picture Frame:
Terra Cotta was use extensively in China. This project is in honor of
the Terra Cotta Soldiers of the tomb of the emperor of the Qin Dynasty
221-206 B.C. Chinese Terra Cotta vases have been discovered from as
early as 3000 B.C.
609-2 Abacus: This is a calculating tool made of rows of beads
on a rod. It was invented some time in the second century B.C. but the
first record was a sketch in the 14th century in the Yuan Dynasty.
609-3 Foam Dragon: The dragon represents wisdom and kind, power
in the Chinese culture. He is the imperial symbol of China though the
origin is unknown.
609-4 Tetrahedron Kite: The Chinese were the first people to
ever make and fly kites. Some were designed as animals and many were
very large. National kite flying day in China is in April.
609-5 Symbolic Book Cover: Chinese Calligraphy is an art form
over 2000 years old, which remains basically unchanged. Lines and brush
strokes represent words and letters.