and silk embroidered textiles:
these were very difficult to photograph due to the lighting conditions
One of my favorite things was this pair of 2nd century BC silk mittens:
And then there was this cosmetics pouch from Niya, an ancient oasis town along the Silk Road:
They found a bronze mirror inside it.
Keeping with the Chinese theme, we also visited an exhibit of Chinese story scrolls. This one was painted in the 13th century:
The poem that accompanies this picture says:
In the eigth month they twist the thread,
the black thread and yellow.
"With my red dye so bright
I make a robe for my lord."
And finally, we visited an exhibit of 19th century embroidered Chinese theatre robes. Here is a detail of one of my favorites: