Sinology Sunday: February 26, 2017

Late Eastern Han Dynasty Nobility (Clothing and Happiness).

This week we continue on to later in the Eastern Han Dynasty from Clothing and Happiness 裝束與樂舞 and Experiencing Dynastic Restoration 朝代復原體驗.  This is the period where Chinese underwear made significant improvements to where people started to feel more comfortable wearing fabrics of lighter weight and color.  This style of clothing or some variation of it persisted from the Eastern Han Dynasty and when China started to fraction into separate kingdoms into the Three Kingdoms Period, Jin Dynasty, Sixteen Kingdoms Period, and seems to have still been around in some shape or form in the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

From this point on in the history, you will still see a mix of the different Hanfu styles through history but you will probably see more Ruqun 襦裙 and other styles of Hanfu except Quju 曲裾.

More pictures 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 InformationHanfu List

Make-up: LipsEyebrows

Note how this style of clothing seems to have persisted through the Three Kingdoms (Wei), Jin Dynasty, and Sixteen Kingdoms (Clothing and Happiness).

Three Kingdoms (Wei), Jin Dynasty, and Sixteen Kingdoms (Clothing and Happiness).

Late Eastern Han Dynasty (Clothing and Happiness).

Late Eastern Han Dynasty (Clothing and Happiness).

Late Eastern Han Dynasty (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Late Eastern Han Dynasty (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Late Eastern Han Dynasty (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Late Eastern Han Dynasty (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

Late Eastern Han Dynasty (Experiencing Dynastic Restoration).

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