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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Oriental Costume in Ancient China

Chinese costume undergoing a great change along the history, here names a few:
1. in the Qin Dynasty (221-206 B.C.)
Bearing not much difference from those in Warring States, clothes in the Qin Dynasty still paied much attention on brocading.

Costume in the Qin Dynasty are always in dark colour, black is often used
2. Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220A.D.)
Han Dynasty may be the period leaving the greastest influence in the Chinese nationality, which can be even seen from the name of our ethnic groups, the largest ethnic group in China is called Han nationality. The clothes in the Han dynasty, though don't prevalent at present, Han clothes are still been regarded as a representative cloth of Chinese Han nationality.

Han clothes for men

Han clothes for women
3. Tang Dynasty (618-907)
Tang Dynasty reach the peak along Chinese feudal society, it is advanced not only in culture, science, but also in human's ideology, they are opener than those in any other dynasties. What's more, Tang clothes also influenced a lot in the fashion trend in recent years.

from clothes in the Tang Dynasty, we can see that they are open, women are allowed to wear nice comfortable and a little low-back clothes
4. Song Dynasty (960-1279)
Costume in the Song Dynasty is not that outstanding in the history of Chinese clothes, normal and not so particular.

court dress

women's dress
5. Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368)
Yuan Dynasty was set up by the Mongolia, so the clothes of higher-rank rulers are all dressed in Mongolian style. Somewhat similar to the clothes of Chinese Mongolian ethnic group.

6. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

7. Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
Qing dynasty was under rein of the Manchu, so dressing styles of Manchu became the main trend in China, esp, the dressing style of women, help forming the basic style of cheongsam.

These clothes are valuable treasures in Chinese history, their advancement in quality and colour as well as practical applicability is also a prove of the progress of the whole society.


  1. Imi place foarte mult aceasta serie cu costume chinezesti!

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