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Culture insider: Cool and beautiful tips from ancient China

2014-06-26 13:41:30



"Bamboo Ladies" are used in summer to cool down. [File photo]

"Bamboo Ladies"

Bamboo is widely used in China as a way to cool down in the summer. They are used to weave chairs, stools, and even bed covers. Compared with textiles, they are less likely to conduct heat and bamboo's hard surface make them less susceptible to absorbing sweat. "Bamboo Ladies", or bamboo pillows, are still popular today. People hug them to cool down while in bed.


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