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Yun Brocade of Nanjing

It is no doubt that the brocade is the representive of the highest techniques of all the ancient drapery. Do you heard about Yun Brocade of Nanjing? It incorporate weaving techniques of all dynasti

Women's Clothing in Water Towns

There are many water towns in China's Jiangnan area, Zhouzhuang and Luzhi are the representative ones among them. You can feel the strong water town flavor from the traditional costumes and ornamen

Tang Suit of China

The term “Tang Suit” is originated from abroad. A Chinatown may be a section of an urban space related to an outsized range of Chinese inside a town outside the bulk. The native folk perpetuall

The Art of Chinese Ancient Women's Underwear

Underwear had a discrete niche inside ancient Chinese costumer. The ingeniously demure designs, daring colors and ornamentation of delicately crafted undergarments mirrored the refined approach of

The Evolvement of Chinese Women's Hairstyle

From the Guangxu period to the start of Republic of China, the popular bun varieties of Chinese ladies included spiral bun, pack bun, interlinking bun), skyward bun, yuanbao-shaped bun; yuanbao cou

Patterns on Chinese Cheongsam

Chrysanthemum
In Chinese culture, Chrysanthemum symbolizes longevity. Thus Chrysanthemum is another frequently-used motive on Chinese garments for girls.

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Chinese Red Bridal Veil

In ancient China, a bride was alleged to wear a red silk veil cloth at her wedding. The veil was meant to be removed by the bridegroom within the bridal chamber.

The earliest sorts of women

Chinese Traditional Bellyband

Bellyband, once utilized by the ancients for sheltering, has later become the underwear to stay the belly heat and shield the breast. In fact, especially females, also wear bellybands when the West

Chinese Ancient Togae

Togae was an important part of ritual system in ancient China. Togae, the garment worn by officers on official occasions in ancient China, needs strict specifications, distinguished colors, pattern

Cap-the Symbol of Social Status of Ancient China

Cap was invented previously in China. The code of sporting caps was a crucial half in China's costume code: when a person reached the age of twenty, he began to wear cap, and on that occasion there

Chinese Wooden Sandals

Although the picket sandals are within the danger of being gradually eliminated, to get replaced by cloth shoes, leather shoes or plastic shoes, nonetheless you'll be able to still see many of us c

Red-Painted Fingernails

The beauty of women's fingers possesses a special charm. The art of fingernail painting could be a tradition spanning from ancient time to the present. In ancient China, garments lined virtually th

Chinese Traditional Raincoat

According to historical documents, the earliest kinds of Chinese raincoats were manufactured from straw and that they were known as "straw rain capes" or "coir rain capes". Originally, rain capes w

Chinese Phoenix Coronet

In earlier period, the coronet wasn't confined to the male solely. At first, the coronet was principally worn by females within the palace. Emperor Qin Shi Huang once ordered all his concubines to

Chinese Neck Ornaments

Circlets and necklaces are the two types of ancient Chinese neck ornaments. The form of necklace is much more complex than that of circlet, which is relatively simple.

 

Chinese Hairpins and Their Connotations

Hairpins and hair clasps were everyday elaborations in recent China. Throughout the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasties (1644-1911), women's hair ornaments expressed ancient Chinese thought and cul

Baby in Hundred Family Jacket

A recent tradition still exists in some parts of China. Chinese folk believe that their youngsters will have a healthy and bright future if they'll receive blessings from many folks, thus there's a

Women Makeup of Chinese Tang Dynasty

Facial makeup was an elaborate method for ladies during Tang Dynasty. Although facial makeup had not been invented within the Tang Dynasty, it advanced throughout this progressive era. It began wit

Chinese Embroidered Shoes

In the shoe family, Chinese-style embroidered shoes, which are deemed as an ideal combination of the shoe culture and the art of embroidery, are a 100-percent handicraft creation by Chinese women.

Costumes in the 20th Century China

It is trivial that Changes in fashions throughout civilization would possibly seem to be. However, such vivid costumes offer us with a good interpretation of history. Every amendment in clothing vo

Heyday of Cheongsam in Shanghai

Shanghai, since opened as a commercial port in 1843, both Chinese and westerners gathered there, became one of the first cities that came into contact with western thoughts and fashions. Consequent

Han Chinese Clothing

Chinese Han clothing, or Hanfu, refers to the costumes worn by the Han ethnic people from the ruling peri

Hair Ornaments of Ancient China

Those precious hair ornaments handed down from ancestors or unearthed as relics witnessed the passing of thousands of years, holding both sweet and sad fragments of the past.

Before the Qin

Garments in Modern Times

Since the 1911 Revolution, the garments have changed dramatically. Perhaps the most distictive feature is the cutting off of the long plait, and the elimination of the dresses and the official cap

Fuzhou Hairstyle

In Fuzhou, situated in South China, in the early times, yimei and yisao (married woman and married womanun) could be differentiated from their distinctive hairstyles. During the period after the Qi

Forelock Styles of Ancient China

In ancient China, women attached no less importance to their forelock and earlock than to other parts of the body. Furthermore, a forelock style played quite an essential role in their make-up, and

Evolution of Caps in China

Cap has a long history in China, which can be proved by several Chinese idioms, like "Yi Guan Chu Chu" (both clothes and  cap are neatly dressed ), and "Guan Mian Tang Huang (elegant and formal in

Embroidered Shoes

Embroidered shoes, is a perfect association of the Shoe Culture with Embroidery Art. They are embroidered with beautiful ornamental patterns on the uppers. This distinctinctive handicraft is deeply

Dressed up Like an Old Beijing Resident

The traditional costumes in Beijing are mainly inheritance from the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China (1911-1949), adopting both Han and Manchu styles.

As an old Chine

Dragon Robe and Crown

In the feudal society with rigid hierarchy, costume was an important symbol for distinguishing the noble and humble as well as class differences. Dragon robe and crown is a symbol of the highest po

Development of Chinese Embroidery

The Chinese word for embroidery is xiu, a picture or embroidery of five colors, implying beauty and elegance. For example, the Chinese name for "Splendid China" in Shenzhen, Guangdong was "Jin Xiu

Court Dress in Qing Dynasty 

Queens, royal dowagers and high-level imperial concubines used cyan sheets with gold-wrapped metal trims to decorate their court costumes; images of dragons and Chinese characters Fu(blessing) and

Corslet

Corslet is used to protect soldier's body in ancient battles, composed of helm and lorica. Helm is an armet used to protect the head, while lorica is a garment made of leather and metal, bearing th

Collections of Embroidered Arched Shoes

China has diverse customs and styles pertaining to its traditional dress culture, and the large quatity of varied Chinese footwear was selected out from other items of apparel, studied separately a

Cloud Cape

The cloud cape is a kind of clothing tied on the neck and covering the shoulders. Its history can be dated back to as early as the Sui Dynasty. By the Qing Dynasty, it had been extensively spreaded

Clothing in the Song Dynasty

This is a men's robe of the Song Dynasty. The camel yellow silk-lined robe blended with several colors, including blue, green, black and white etc, all of which contrast wonderfully to another. The

Clothing and Ornaments of the Warring States Period

The Warring States Period color-painted figures of refined ladies were unearthed from a Chu State tomb in Yangtian Lake, Changsha, Hunan Province. The body was first sculpted out of wood before dye

Clogs of Wenchang, Hainan

In Wenchang County, Hainan Province locates in the southern China, home of many overseas Chinese. Clogs are prevalent there.
However, the clogs are in the danger of being gradually eliminated

Chinese Tunic Suit

The tunic suit was prevalent in China for many years, called by the Westerners as the "Mao tunic" or "Mao suit". However,  Mao Zedong is not the first person to bring in such suit.

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Chinese Traditional Dress Through the Ages

Each dynasty in China formed its own distinctive culture. The colourful design and patterns emerged in a dynasty were marvelous and became an indispensable part of Chinese culture, including their

60 Years of Chinese Coiffure

Since the founding of New China, braids, bob, the "Yamaguchi Momoe" mop, the spiky bomb and the skewed ponytail, have been the most fashionable hairstyle within these 60 years . However, now, Chine

Chinese Makeup for Lips

The fine image of Zhang Ziyi in the movie the Banquet is quite impressive to many audiences, especially her red and bright lips, well decorated cheeks, and short and dark eyebrows.

In ancie

Cheongsam

As a peculiar traditional garment, cheongsam is of special esthetic values and can act as a prolocutor of the art of Chinese garment.

Cheongsam(Qipao) is one type of typical Chinese female

Buckle Knot and Chinese Knot

The Chinese knot is a conventional benign knot art, made by plaiting a string a knot into different shapes. The curved knot, as a button made by plaiting cloth shears, is used in traditional garmen

the Changing Hairstyles

Women's hairstyles, whether plaited, cut short, curled or dyed are changed with the trend of the fashion, emotions and individual characteristics.

Chinese Women's hairstyles in the early 20

Ancient Cosmetic Wearing

The "flowerpieces", the beauty spots many modern women worn to cover lentigos and facial blemishes, were invented by Shang Guanshi, a conductor of women in royal palace in the Tang Dynasty. Before

Chinese Cosmetic Makeup

In ancient China, especially in the Tang Dynasty, cosmetic makeup became increasingly complicated, there were seven steps  for the making up: powder base, applying color to the face, eye-brow dark

Ancient Chinese Clothing Accessories

As an ancient country with rich cultural heritages, the thousands' years of Chinese history have laid rich foundations of culture. However, some of the ancient Chinese cultural traditions and myths

Ancient Chinese Clothing

The major ancient Chinese clothing consist of are robes. The female's are lengthy tunics that reached the ground while the men wore tunics that reached their knees. The sleeves of the garments were

The Ten Tokens for Love in Ancient China

In ancient China, engagement was a crucial social ceremony where young man and young girl ensure marital ties, next solely to official wedding in significance. Marital ties were created by followin

Ornanments and Their Historical Connotations

Hairpins and hair clasps were daily elaborations in previous China. Throughout the Ming and Qing period (1368-1911), women's hair ornaments expressed ancient Chinese thought and culture in exquisit

Secret of Women Attraction

The enduring beauty standard of Chinese feminine beauty is as follows: new-moon-shaped eyebrows, a rosy plump oval face, delicate and soft limbs and fingers, and fine porcelain skin. A protruding c

Chinese women's changing hairstyles

Whether cut short, plaited, dyed or waved, women's changing hairstyles are influenced by the trend of the times, individual personalities and emotional needs.

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