Category «Material Culture»

Material culture refers to the physical items produced and used by the culture, found in tombs and other archaeological sites.

Tang Dynasty Textiles

Extant Tang Dynasty silk fragment

Introduction China’s Tang Dynasty (618–907 AD) is considered a high point in Chinese history. Women’s clothing of this period went on to influence Japanese and Korean dress, as well as our modern concept of traditional Chinese clothing.  The country was open to the outside world, tolerant and appreciative of different cultures (Mei 2011, p. 25). …