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汉服 Hanfu-Han clothes

Summary:  Hanfu is the traditional dress of the Han Chinese people. Now, many Chinese give up modern clothes, while put up on traditional Hanfu.

Hanfu (Chinese: 汉服,pinyin: Hànfú; literally: "Han clothing") is the traditional dress of the Han Chinese people.The term Hanfu was originally recorded by the Book of Han, which refers to Han dynasty's traditional dresses: "then many came to the Court to pay homage and were delighted at the clothing style of [the] Han [dynasty]."

 

From the beginning of its history, Hanfu (especially in elite circles) was inseparable from silk, supposedly discovered by the Yellow Emperor's consort, Leizu. The Shang Dynasty (c. 1600 BC – 1000 BC), developed the rudiments of Hanfu; it consisted of a yi, a narrow-cuffed, knee-length tunic tied with a sash, and a narrow, ankle-length skirt, called chang, worn with a bixi, a length of fabric that reached the knees. Vivid primary colors and green were used, due to the degree of technology at the time.

 

 



 


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