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National Museum of China: Red bracelet with a rhino motif
As 2021 is a Year of the Ox in the Chinese lunar calendar, the National Museum of China launched many new creative and cultural products with the element of an ox (niu). The most popular among them is a red bracelet with a rhino design (in Chinese a rhino, or xiniu, shares the same character with that of the ox, and is thus included in the zodiac motif spectrum). It was based on an item in the museum’s collection, a bronze rhinoceros zun vessel, and the rhino expresses the hope that lovers and couples will maintain perfect mutual understanding. What a lucky gift for your girlfriend or boyfriend!

A red bracelet with a rhino motif is launched by the National Museum of China. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the National Museum of China]
A bronze rhinoceros zun vessel decorated with cloud patterns dating back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) [Photo/chnmuseum.cn]

Shaanxi History Museum: Brooches
The Shaanxi History Museum has released 11 durable metal brooches based on its popular cultural relics, including silver and gold bowls with the motifs of flowers, lions, and mandarin ducks as well as a bronze tiger-shaped tally. The exquisite brooches show the wild imagination of the designer who combined art with history. Grab your favorite one to decorate your garments and enhance your temperament!

The Shaanxi History Museum releases 11 brooches inspired by its popular cultural relics. [Photo/Official Tmall shop page of the Shaanxi History Museum]
The two-piece tiger tally is one of the most precious treasures of the Shaanxi History Museum. [Photo/sxhm.com]

Palace Museum: Earrings
Located in the Garden of the Palace of Tranquil Longevity (Ningshou gong huayuan) in the Palace Museum, the Pavilion of the Jade Conch (Biluo ting) is designed in the shape of a five-petal plum blossom with embellishments of plum blossoms on gnarled branches. The museum has launched a pair of earrings modeled after the pavilion. Gilded with 18k gold and graced with calaite and imitation pearls, they reflect its ancient beauty.

A pair of earrings modeled after the Pavilion of the Jade Conch ( Biluo ting) is available in the souvenir shop of the Palace Museum. [Photo/Official Taobao shop page of the Palace Museum]
The Pavilion of the Jade Conch ( Biluo ting) in the Palace Museum in Beijing [Photo/dpm.org.cn]

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