Shopping for Jade and Wee Men

Shaanxi Museum.  How to fill an ancient vessel without getting wet!

Shaanxi Museum. How to fill an ancient vessel without getting wet!

Day two around Xi’an began with a visit to the Shaanxi Museum where we saw saw prehistoric tools, weapons and water jugs, paintings and examples of calligraphy. It was very dark inside, so most of my photos are not good enough to post, but I have included the one above of an ingenious early water pitcher, and the explanation of how it works.

Then, we went shopping for jade, and later for copies of Terracotta warriors. I did buy a jade necklace for my daughter in law.

Reminder: 1 Canadian dollar = 5 Yuan.  1 US dollar = 6 Yuan.  1 Euro = 8.3 Yuan.  1 British pound = 10 Yuan

Reminder: 1 Canadian dollar = 5 Yuan. 1 US dollar = 6 Yuan. 1 Euro = 8.3 Yuan. 1 British pound = 10 Yuan

Spoiler alert! The photo below contains a self-portrait.

Reminder: 1 Canadian dollar = 5 Yuan.  1 US dollar = 6 Yuan.  1 Euro = 8.3 Yuan.  1 British pound = 10 Yuan…..However, I don't think the price refers to the violin statue.

Reminder: 1 Canadian dollar = 5 Yuan. 1 US dollar = 6 Yuan. 1 Euro = 8.3 Yuan. 1 British pound = 10 Yuan…..However, I don’t think the price refers to the violin statue.

A chance to have your photo taken as a (dead) Chinese soldier…..

Photo edited to preserve the identity of the warrior behind.  But he will know it's him!

Photo edited to preserve the identity of the warrior behind. But he will know it’s him!

Then inside to see a craft studio producing Terracotta warriors, other ceramics and lacquer furniture (no photos of the last/)

Manufacturing on a human scale.

Manufacturing on a human scale.

From 6 inch to life size Terracotta Warrior statues to take home, or have shipped.

From 6 inch to life size Terracotta Warrior statues to take home, or have shipped.

Perhaps you'd rather have a buddha or monk?  These were unusually serious.

Perhaps you’d rather have a buddha or monk? These were unusually serious.

Glazing station. Notice that the notice is not written in Chinese.  Is it only English tourists who go through this workshop, or are the Chinese better behaved?

Glazing station. Notice that the notice is not written in Chinese. Is it only English tourists who go through this workshop, or are the Chinese better behaved?

Next  post: Terracotta Warrior burial site.

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3 comments on “Shopping for Jade and Wee Men

  1. Sandy Jess says:

    We managed to get our wee man home, but alas, he was wounded….but managed to repair his injured hand! Thanks for your posts….so enjoyable!

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