Do you love Chinese silk? This wondrous natural material was the imperial dynasties' 1 export item for many centuries, and it is still a hot item wherever the silky material goes. Shiny, lustrous, soft yet strong, it can be beautifully and brilliantly dyed.
During the long history of traditional Chinese clothing, changes, developments, and improvements occured all the time. However, Chinese clothing can still be easily told apart from others, all because of its unique features. Some of the general features include: cross-collar with junction leading to right, no buttons but tying with sash on the waist.
Traditional Chinese clothes were an evolution of their long, loose, straight-cut jackets and pants or gowns. They reflected traditional Chinese aesthetics, philosophy, and social values as they changed through over 3, years of history. Each country in the world has its own unique traditional clothes, from which people are able to distinguish one country from another, and so it has been with China.
It was called mandarin gown during sspopularised by Chinese socialites and upper-class women in Shanghai. As English loanwordsboth qipao and cheongsam describe the same type of tight-fitting Chinese dress worn by women, and the words could be used interchangeably. In Cantonese and Shanghainese, the term is used to describe the tight-fitting Chinese dress popularized in Shanghai.
With a world reputation of exquisite silk producing nation, Chinese clothing enjoys a time-honored culture. China was the first country in the world to cultivate silkworms and develop silk weaving. According to archaeologists, Chinese has acknowledged weaving since Neolithic ages to years ago.
Chinese clothing is ancient and modern as it has varied by region and time, and is recorded by the artifacts and arts of Chinese culture. Chinese clothing has been shaped through its dynastic traditions as well as foreign influences. Traditional Han clothing comprises all traditional clothing classifications of the Han Chinese with a recorded history of more than three millennia until the end of the Ming Dynasty. Most Chinese men wore Chinese black cotton shoes, but wealthy higher class people would wear tough black leather shoes for formal occasions.