Why do you think people living in Ancient China made spearheads from jade? Jade has been used to make tools, jewellery, and sculptures for thousands of years. Cultures across the world prized this gemstone.
This silk coat is made of blue silk, embroidered with coloured silk and gold-wrapped thread and metal buttons. It dates from the 19th century and would have been worn by an important Chinese official. In China dragons are considered to bring good luck. There are many stories about dragons, including the classic folk tale, The Four Dragons.