Antique Clay Window

: varies
33cm square

These old exterior windows are delicately latticed with flowers. 

They were widely used in Chinese architecture since the 10th Century Five Dynasties period, both in the houses and in the gardens of the wealthy. 

To see how they were used, go to Yin Yu Tang, then, click on "Explore House" and choose "Ornamentation".

To read more about the way that symbols, words and puns were woven into the decorative patterns of windows, visit this link:

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