Ancient beddings from Palace Museum's collection

By Bi Nan | | Updated: 2018-11-14 11:24
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As the chilly winter is around the corner, people are taking out thick quilts from their closets or buying new ones. For traditional quilt, the cover is always embroidered with delicate patterns. During the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the main material for making quilt and mattress was cotton cloth and silk fabrics. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the beddings in families of officials were all made with silk. A range of photos released by the Palace Museum in Beijing on the micro blog Sina Weibo show ancient beddings once used in the Forbidden City. Let's take a look.

A light green silk quilt from the Qing Dynasty. [Photo/Official Weibo account of the Palace Museum]
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