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Location:Tower gallery of the Meridian Gate (Wu men)
Dates: 2008-08-08 through 2008-11-08
Clothing was one of most important cultural components in ancient China. People of different ranks and on different occasions followed a strict dress code, which reflected individuals’ social rank and status. Because the dress code helped to maintain social order, it was used by rulers of all periods as a governing tool. The choice of material, style, color and decoration all followed a complicated and rigid set of customs. Moreover, craftsmanship adhered to high quality and aesthetic standards, which gave Qing dynasty court attire a stately and luxurious appearance. The exhibition features 105 sets of selected works of clothing, textiles, and accessories appropriate for different occasions. Open from 8 August 2008 to 8 November 2008, the Meridian Gate tower.