Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ming Dynasty Textiles from a Coastal Tomb

Chinese archaeologists have announced the discovery of amazing textiles in the double tomb of a noble couple buried near the coastal city of Taizhou around 1550 CE. A banner in the woman's chamber identifies her as Lady Xu, Deceased Mother of the Wang family of the Ming Dynasty. Above, silken robe from the wife's tomb showing a kylin.

The Lady Xu's shoes.

 Detail of a skirt.

 Lady Xu's hair pin.

Detail of fabric from the husband's tomb. More at Livescience.

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