Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chinese New Year

The Year of the Horse

January 31st is celebrated as Chinese New Year.  This year is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac.  As you have read in this blog, my husband and I spent time in China this past fall.  I would like to share some photos of various Chinese textiles we encountered from vintage to contemporary.

 Our hotel in Beijing -Double Happiness Hotel

 Hotel employees wore beautiful silk uniforms

Our room furnishings- a traditional wedding bed.  
Crisp bedding and lovely silk drapes

Traditional furniture was covered with silk brocade

Photo shoot at The Forbidden City

Display of vintage children's hats and slippers

Home furnishings display of luxurious silk bedding.  
Also available in fabrics of cotton-bamboo blends

Contemporary silk yardage

Happy New Year, especially if you were born in the Year of the Horse!

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