tang dynasty clothes - hanfu

Chinese traditional dress-Hanfu

Whenever we talk about traditional Chinese culture, it always reminds us of Hanfu, “gentle and light, slow and firm”. But Hanfu are different from one period to another, so is this already confusing to you? Here is a little knowledge about the Hanfu of certain periods, let’s learn about it!

Hanfu, the traditional clothing of the Han nation. Hanfu of various dynasties are in the same lineage, but they are different from each other. Hanfu is divided into Wei and Jin, Tang, Song and Ming systems according to the period.

Wei and Jin Dynasty

In the Wei and Jin dynasties, women’s uniforms were popular with big sleeves, but they were collected at the mouth and were commonly called “lantern sleeves”. Since the Qin and Han dynasties, the belt is generally wide but 3 inches, but the Wei and Jin women’s clothing waist more than a wide bundle of cloth and silk, cloth and silk and then tie a narrow belt, is a knot before the body. This kind of waist way is from the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty emerging new style, about and then the popular thin waist related.

Tang system

It is said that the mountains and rivers are like wine, and to the gentleness of the world

In the early Tang Dynasty, the Chinese costume was a traditional jacket and skirt, with the upper garment and the lower garment. People often say “clothes” in “clothes” refers to the upper body wear, and “clothes” refers to the skirt. In the late Tang Dynasty, women’s clothing gradually became more and more gorgeous, similar to a dress. And this period began to retro, and gradually to highlight the woman’s body mainly.

Tang’s grace, antique, whether ancient or elegant, Tang Hanfu are self-contained luxury and exquisite, over a hundred years of time flood, today with the robe on the fluttering fairy posture to travel back to a thousand years ago, let us feast our eyes at the same time, to inherit the Tang Hanfu exquisite warm and elegant splendid style.

Song system

It is said that the spring breeze is still the same, and the willow of the Sui dyke is the focus of attention

Song Hanfu follows the old system of Sui and Tang in terms of design, but due to the influence of the cultural thought of Cheng and Zhu at that time, people pursued a simple, unadorned and simple style, which led to the style of dress in this period to be more simple and subtle, advocating frugality and elegance.

Ming system

Yellow leaves in the rain, white heads under the lamp

The development of clothing to the Ming Dynasty, the most prominent feature is to replace the thousands of years of belt knot with buttons on the front lapel. Women’s tops in the Ming Dynasty were three collars and narrow sleeves, with a length of more than three feet and a skirt of two or three inches, which was called “flower crown skirt and jacket with big sleeves and round collar”. Ming Dynasty women’s bun style is also quite a lot, and often in the forehead tied to the pocket, the name “cover the eyebrows Le”. Dress similar to the Song and Yuan dynasties, but underwear with a small round collar, the neck with buttons. The body is longer, decorated with gold and jade pendants, plus cloud shoulder, than the armor (large undershirt), etc.. In the Ming Dynasty, there was also a special style of cape, which was named “Xiapi” because it was as beautiful as a colorful haze.

Hanfu culture comes to life

For cultural heritage, as people often say: “What is protected is not heritage, but what lives is culture. Hanfu, the best protection is to return to life, and the best inheritance is to connect with modernity. Revival is not retro, culture needs to be tolerant, the form is certainly valuable, but we should treat the improved models with tolerance, so that the Hanfu is closer to life, closer to everyday. Modification has the beauty of fashion, and the form has the beauty of tradition, which do not conflict with each other.”

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