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Convey the best withes with a tiger gift from ancient China

Updated: Jan 10, 2022 Print
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Chocolate-flavored (left) and milk-flavored cookies in the shape of the bronze tiger-shaped tally [Photo/Official WeChat account of Shaanxi History Museum]

The bronze tiger-shaped tally is a treasure of Shaanxi History Museum in Northwest China. Unearthed from Xi’an city in 1973, it symbolizes the highly centralized military leadership in the State of Qin during the Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

To celebrate the upcoming Year of the Tiger, four types of cultural and creative products inspired by the tally have been released: cookies, key chains, throw pillows and fridge magnets. The lifelike articles are believed to bring good luck.

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