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The Meaning and Making of Mandarin Squares

The Meaning and Making of Mandarin Squares

$7.50Price

Buzi, often called “Mandarin squares,” are patches of fabric that were sewn onto the clothing of important people in China in the Qing dynasty (15th-20th century). Learn how the animals, colors, and symbols were woven to create a fancy, beautiful design on these embroidered squares to represent the rank of the person wearing them, similar to the medals on a military uniform today. Make your own Buzi by planning a design that is personal to you.

  • Date: Tuesday, January 18, 1 PM ET

  • Target Audience: Grades K-10

  • Length: 45 minutes

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