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How did ancient people escape the summer heat (4)

(Chinadaily.com.cn)    10:33, July 28, 2016

Dragon fur curtain

Culture Insider: How did ancient people escape the summer heat

The painting shows dragon fur curtains surrounding a bed [Photo/youngchina.cn]

The dragon fur curtain was used during ancient times to block the hot waves in the summer, and keep interiors pleasantly cool. It was not really made of dragon fur, since there are no such creatures as dragons, so some say it was made of the skin of large boas. Surrounded by large and cold boa skins, the place would feel like an air-conditioned room. However, the skin was precious and difficult to obtain, so only the royal court was able to use it.


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(Editor: Kong Defang,Bianji)

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