18 May 2010
The Good Earth
Hard pillows and headrests, often made of wood and others, have been used in various cultures throughout the world — in China, Africa, India, the Pacific Islands, and elsewhere.
According to Chinese tradition, a pillow could give special qualities to the person who slept on it. A folk medicine recipe claimed that sleeping on a hard pillow filled with herbs and other substances will help hearing and sight grow clearer, attain better health and have pleasant dreams.
Porcelain pillows was also noted to offer soothing coolness during hot weather. However stoneware too would offer that same coolness.
Such hard pillows were commonly used to help preserve the elaborate hairstyles that were so fashionable during those ancient times.
Now, is Tanya using this brick as pillow for better health, soothing coolness or maintain her elaborate fur-style?