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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 was a ceremony known as Ceremony of the Cap, indicating that he had grown up.

The cap in ancient China wasn't constant because the present-day one. It had solely a slender ridge covering solely a part of the calvarias, not like today's cap that covers the complete head.

After the cap came into being, hierarchical rule in terms of social standing was applied to it: a poor person with a coffee social standing wasn't allowed to wear a cap. The rule on cap sporting was totally different from dynasty to dynasty.

Chinese caps have their own national options. In earlier period, individuals of the Liao (916-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) Dynasties sometimes wore fur caps, and folks of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) sometimes wore helmet-style caps and hats. Moreover, there have been very little colourful cap of the Uygur, felt cap of the Tu, fox fur cap of the Mongolian, and so on. In standard of living, cap (hat) has conjointly such functions as cold protection, heat keeping, and decoration.

In the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), the form of the cap was already kind of like that of these days. Cap should be matched with a scarf. A lowly person might solely wear a scarf, and a minor was solely allowed to wear a hollow headband.

In the Ming Dynasty, the black gauze cap appeared within the official uniform. "Mian" appeared ahead of "Guan", and customarily refers to "Mian" (crown) specially employed by the king. Laborers might solely wear headband, largely for wiping off the sweat, and later it served as a cap.