Chinese Clothing: costumes, adornments and culture by Hua Mei

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By Hua Mei

A part of the academic and wonderfully produced Cultural China sequence, this publication specializes in the lengthy heritage of clothes and embellishes in China, that are one in every of the must haves of lifestyles, in addition a part of China’s conventional craft background. This publication discusses the advance of garment making via archeological research, and the portrayals of alternative forms of garments in old texts and drawings. As a retrospective of clothes all through chinese language historical past, we will outline cultural routine during the centuries. In brilliant colour, with illustrations and pictures accompanying the textual content all through.

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There were clear rules specifying the appropriate color for each of the ranks, with slight modifications made in each dynasty. This system was passed down until the Qing Dynasty ended in history. I n Ta n g D y n a s t y t h e wo m a n emperor Wuzetian had all official The head wrapping scarf was usually made of black etamine. The style evolved from soft and slanting forward to hard with a square shape, but the major styles were about 3-5 types. (Selected from Research on Ancient Chinese Clothes and Adornments written by Shen Congwen) The clothes for Tang Dynasty civil officials.

There were no significant changes to the style. The difference was that the turban, which could be wrapped and unwrapped, became a The Official Uniform cap of a fixed shape. “Black gauze cap” 61 also became a synonym for the government official status, used until the present day. No significant changes were made in the Tang, Song and Ming official gowns. There were clear rules specifying the appropriate color for each of the ranks, with slight modifications made in each dynasty. This system was passed down until the Qing Dynasty ended in history.

Provided by Imaginechina) (bottom) Works of fashion designers shown in a fashion show with the theme of silk. (Provided by Imaginechina) Chinese Clothing 46 Suzhou, located south of the Yangtze River abounds in silk. Suzhou women traditionally are good at embroidery. Excellent geographical environment, splendid and rich brocade and satin, colorful embroidery threads and complicated techniques accumulated from generations make Suzhou embroidery the representative of Chinese embroidery culture. The Chinese traditional pattern peony is elegant and graceful, displaying a unique beauty in exquisite embroidery works.

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