from Kayla Kennington’s website: “The highlight of the [award-winning Butterfly ]coat is the free-motion machine embroidered butterfly on the back, created with stitches similar to the ancient “forbidden stitch” often found in Chinese robes of the Ming Dynasty.
Okay – someone please fill me in…. what was the ancient forbidden stitch mentioned in the exerpt above.? I’m sure I would have been decapitated in any era because I like defying these very types of “rules”.
Can anyone else comment on other stitches/clothing/styles, etc. which were forbidden in other times? I know there were certain colors and certain fabrics in various dynasties and other cultures which were forbidden to common people and reserved only for rulers and royalty, not just in the orient but everywhere.
Historians… come out, come out and tell us what you know. Thanks, Iris