BC: Now you know more about the Terra Cotta warriors, I hope you enjoyed my research about them. Remember its not easy to make aTerra Cotta warrior, because you have to go through a lot of steps. Can you imagine how much time it took to make all of the warriors! Hope you are more interested in the Terra Cotta warriors and want to know more..
FC: Terra Cotta Army Delfina Guareschi
1: The Terra Cotta warriors were all different. I am going to tell you about their clothing, how they were made, and what else was in the tombs. Their hair represented most of them. There were hundreds, thousands, millions of the warriors! I am going to tell you about their clothing, how they made them, and what else else in the tombs.
2: The Terra Cotta Army had interesting clothes. Also the way they had their hair was important and part of their clothing. Some had long braided hair which was tied up into a knot on top of the head. The armor capes were made in many different styles. Protecting the warriors chest, shoulders, and upper arms. Those armor capes were made of leather with bronze pieces attached. The generals wore double-layered robes with plates of armor across the chest, and tip of their shoes turn up. Those of higher rank wore flat caps. – Stone armor, made of small polished limestone plaques, held together with copper strips. The entire pit measures approximately 16,000 square yards. Magic army of the first emperor wrote that.
4: In the tombs, there were not only soldiers, there were other things in it. There were six horse drawn chariots- wooden. They all stand ready to protect the rear. Two of the chariots carry drums and bells which were used to give orders in battle. Now drums, banners, and flags are used to focus attention of the troop. The horses had colorful past, their coats were black or brown, and their ears, mouths, and nostrils were painted red and their hooves were painted white. Their sandals, made of leather, were painted red, blue, white or/and brown. They poured molten copper for the outer coffin and filled the burial chamber with models of palaces. Sima Qian compiled the information from folktales as well as officials and private libraries, but he wrote the account a hundred years after the down fall of the Qin dynasty.
6: Do you think that making the Terra Cotta Army was easy? Well.. no it wasn’t. All of the soldiers and horses were made of local clay. Their weight was approximately 110 kilos to 300 kilos and their average height is 1.8 meters. Investigations into the constructions of the figures have shown that the same method was used throughout the entire production. The bodies, heads, and arms are hollow and legs solid. The legs of the horses are also solid pottery, which support a hollow body and head. | The construction of the human figures had steps: clay was sifted and washed, each person followed a set of rules to make the army. The seven mayor parts were the head, the base, the feet, the legs, and the torso. They first molded the parts separately and then put them together. Wet clay was used to fasten the arms to the body, and the legs were either molded or made by rolling thick clay into the shape. Two hemispherical models put together to form a head, with seam running vertically in front or behind the ears. Then the specialist added details by hand.