Elaborate clothing found in Ming Dynasty tomb

Ornately-decorated, well-preserved clothing was among the treasures found in a husband and wife tomb dating to the 16th century, in Taizhou City, China. The tomb is believed to belong to the Wang family of the Ming Dynasty. (photo)

The clothing found included several embroidered skirts and shoes for the lady and an elaborately-decorated gown in the man's, "woven with a lotus, peony, plum and chrysanthemum flowery pattern, interspersed with miscellaneous treasure patterns, such as coin, fire beads, horns, squares, banana leaves, ruyi scepter, silver bullion and chime stones."

An English translation of the original findings was published in the inaugural issue of Chinese Cultural Relics.