The exhibition showing the well-preserved garments of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) opens at the Shandong Museum in Jinan, Shandong province. The exhibition features the clothes worn on the occasions of royal activities, meeting guests and ordinary daily life. The exhibition will last until Nov 29.
The garments were handed down from generation to generation. They didn’t go through procedures of being buried underground and then unearthed, so they have maintained their original colors, said Yu Qin of the museum. The collection also comes from the Confucius Museum in the province's Qufu, the birthplace of Confucius.
Occupying a building place of 82,900 square meters, Shandong Museum houses a collection of more than 210,000 historical artifacts. Highlights of the historical collection include relics from the neolithic Dawenkou and Longshan cultures, bronze artifacts from the Shang and Zhou dynasties, stone carvings from the Han Dynasty, and paintings from the Ming and Qing dynasties.