Trip to Ningbo - Part 4

by Elton May. 08, 2012 1910 views

another part of the Tian Yi Pavilion is dedicated to visual arts and drama.

this photo above shows a bridal sedan chair from the Song dynasty - in ancient weddings, the bride was brought to the groom's house in one of these, carried by 4-8 people

the elaborate artwork, as well as all the gold and jewels on the sedan chair shows the wealth of the families that are part of this wedding. but the question is: since there is no visible doorway, how did the bride get into this?

an elevated stage for theatre performances

intricate lattice work - the use of polygons in interior decorating is timeless

stamps carved from rocks, which will then be used to decorate books

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