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Ancient Chinese Clothing - Styles and Fabric

ancient Chinese clothing consisted mainly of dresses. While the women wore long dresses that reached the ground, the men wore dresses that reached his knees. The sleeves are wide and loose-fitting garments, with wings added as decoration. Darker shades are preferred over light. Lighter colored clothing worn more often than ordinary ljudi.Izvorni ancient Chinese clothing garment is called Han Kinezi.Oprema called HANFA. With the coming of various dynasties, HANFA undergone many changes.

First of all, there are three versions of ancient Chinese garments


2 piece ceremonial costume consists of a tunic top extending to the knee and worn with ankle-length skirts or pants.


This is a one-piece ankle length tunic dress.


combination of the first two, Shenyi two pieces and pants / skirt suit is sewn together to make one piece of clothing.

earliest recorded dynasty, Shang Dynasty (c.1600 BC-1000 BC), developed the basics Hanf it is composed of knee length tunic with attached wings, with narrow cuffs called yi, a narrow, ankle-length skirts, called Shang. This was accompanied by Bixio, a length of fabric that reached the knees. Because the technology is limited, only the colors that could be used as the primary colors-red, blue, yellow and green. It was the unisex garments worn by men and women alike. Higher strata of society, of course, has a more elaborate work and motifs on it despite limited available colors.

next dynasty, Western Zhou Dynasty managed to impose the social system in ancient Chinese clothing. It shows the complexity of their odjeći.Je higher rank, the more flamboyant and ornate their attire. This included the length of the skirt, the width of the sleeve and the degree of ornamentation. Furthermore, HANFA become a loser. The sleeves were wider and y is a fixed wing, which is decorated with jade ornaments. Since left-handedness was looked down on, y is essentially wrapped up in a style known as jiaoling youren or wrapping the right side of the front left.

Shenyi came into force under the Eastern Zhou Dynasty. It is a kind of tunic and skirt combinations where the upper and lower halves were cut separately but sewn in one piece. One additional modification is to the left end of the garment is transformed into a kind of boundaries that could be attached to the chest. This change dresses quickly adapt.

The ancient Chinese clothing most traditional designs are unisex cut uncomplicatedly. However, as dynasties changed, gender specificity came at Shenyi. The men usually wear pants, skirts and women. Each dynasty had their own styles Hanfa as they evolved.

During the winter months in ancient China, to keep them warm, people wore padded jackets over the tunics. Although considered very common in China, but the silk as the fabric is limited to bogat.Siromašni wore hemp or ramie.


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