Sinology Sunday: June 12, 2016

Mid to Late Tang Dynasty

This week, we take a look into more reconstructions from the Tang dynasty and into the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.  Pictures this week come from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞.  Images are labeled with their approximate time periods during this era.

More pictures (WARNING: Pictures below may contain some partial nudity aka. ancient men’s underwear with a man exposed above the waist line.) below the cut.

Hanfu groups seem to work together so I apologize ahead of time in case there are any repeats.  Also, please understand that sorting Hanfu by era can be hard due to similar styles carrying over into different eras, lack of historical evidence or knowledge, and various other factors.

The following are some links that may help you get some background information.  Please let us know in the comment section if there are any other sites you may be able to recommend for more pictures.

Chinese History Timeline

General Chinese Clothing Timeline

Hanfu: General Information, Hanfu List

Make-up: Lips, Eyebrows

Mid to Late Tang Dynasty

Mid to Late Tang Dynasty

Reign of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (Kaiyuan era 713-741 CE). Regarded by some as the peak of Tang prosperity and time of emergence of Liyuan.

Reconstruction of men’s underwear from a painting around the Late Tang dynasty to the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

Reconstruction of men’s underwear from a painting around the Late Tang dynasty to the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

Seems to be a style that emerged during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

Seems to be a style that emerged during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.

 

4 thoughts on “Sinology Sunday: June 12, 2016

    • Probably one of the many variations and forms of underwear to exist… although I am not yet aware of a Hanfu picture series devoted entirely to underwear through the ages yet… XD

    • Well… everybody has their preferences… to be honest nudity doesn’t bother me much but just thought I would make the call… -_-;;

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