Chinese Cheshire

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Tell me the stories

From white men lips, each chapter

Creates foreign lands

 

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Much of ancient Chinese cosmetics find their roots in legends. “Ornamental designs on the forehead were attributed to a princess named Shouyang, favorite of Southern Dynasty Emperor Songwudi (363AD-422AD). A blossom fell on the princess’ forehead one afternoon as she slept under the shade of a plum tree in the palace garden. Liking the effect, Shouyang wore the flower for a few days. Other court ladies followed suit, painting ornamental designs and pasting metallic patterns on their foreheads. This vogue peaked during the Tang Dynasty economic boom that succeeded a period of nationwide chaos.” – http://traditions.cultural-china.com/en/15T3998T10734.html

So here’s to cultural diversity Cheshire!

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  1. you are so pretty 🙂

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