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  • Object: Huqin

    Oct 15, 2018

    I-0581h Huqin Chinese 20th century Materials: Wood, coconut shell, horse hair 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 [...]

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  • Object: Abacus

    Oct 04, 2018

    I-0477a Abacus Japanese Japan 20th century Materials: Wood, metal, paint Before the invention of the computer or calculator, merchants used counting boards or an abacus to keep track of inventory and their finances. The abacus replaced other primitive counting devices [...]

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  • Object: Fan

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0291z Folding Fan Japanese Japan 20th Century Materials: Wood, Paper, Ink Various cultures around the world have used handheld fans throughout the centuries. However, in Asia they are also important artifacts that are found in nearly all aspects of culture, [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Plate

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0622A Commemorative Plate Texas 2000 Materials: Ceramic, Glaze, Paint This commemorative plate was presented to the Programs Division of the Institute of Texan Cultures by a member of the San Antonio community and participant in the ITC’s Annual Asian Festival. [...]

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  • Object: Mouth Organ

    Sep 25, 2018

    I-0581s Mouth Organ (sheng) Chinese China Unknown date: prior to 1977 Materials: bamboo, metal 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. [...]

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