A rare Chinese wallpaper is restored in Britain. Photo: Alamy
Jason Wordie
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Then & Now by Jason Wordie

Wallpaper was invented in China, but its primary purpose was not for decoration

The popular wall coverings were initially conceived to insulate rooms during the long, cold winters, and, on account of its humid climate, Hong Kong almost didn’t catch on

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A rare Chinese wallpaper is restored in Britain. Photo: Alamy
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