This is called a Chop. It's what artists use to stamp their "signature" on artwork. The porcelain dish has the ink and the stamper is in the shape of a rat since I was born during the year of the rat.
My parents had one made special for me :)
Perhaps my favorite item... These are silkworm cocoons. Disgusting/interesting fact--if you shake them, you can hear the um-expired silkworms rattling inside. I also stole the Chinese newspaper they used to wrap stuff up in for the trip.
Book of Chinese Folk Tales in both Chinese and English. I will be able to use this for both our Ancient China unit and Fairy Tales unit which happen around the same time.
Inside the book.