Armor is pieces of stone that are threaded together with copper links. Simple yet effective linkage system.
This 22 foot tall Marionette Terra-Cotta Warrior participated in Olympic entertainment during the summer 2008 Beijing Olympics. Here is a short video of the warrior's performance with the little Chinese girl (who is said to represent modern China).
I am absolutely fascinated with marionettes in general, but the gigantic marionettes are somewhat of a fetish of mine. These two remind me of one of my all time favorite videos of the Sultan's Elephant by the French Mechanical Marionette Street Theatre Company, Royal Deluxe.