Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei; Yu Hong; Zhang Lei

By Hua Mei; Yu Hong; Zhang Lei

A part of the tutorial and wonderfully produced Cultural China sequence, this ebook makes a speciality of the lengthy heritage of clothes and adorns in China, that are one among the prerequisites of lifestyles, in addition a part of China’s conventional craft history. This e-book discusses the improvement of garment making via archeological research, and the portrayals of other kinds of garments in old texts and drawings. As a retrospective of clothes all through chinese language heritage, we will be able to outline cultural activities in the course of the centuries. In brilliant colour, with illustrations and pictures accompanying the textual content all through.

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Even the intelligentsia participated in the creative process of fine embroidery, which o�en borrowed ideas from painters before it was completed by artisans. The revival of folk handicra� in the Ming Dynasty injected new vitality into the technique and production of embroidery. Individuals and households talented in embroidery became famous for their cra�s, and both the demand and usage of embroidery increased. Practical embroidery pieces became be�er in quality, finer in material, and more skilled in techniques.

A�er the delegation returned to Japan, the members reported to the A modern Uygur lady in Talimu Basin, Xinjiang Autonomous Region wearing locally produced “Aidelice” Silk. (Photo by Song Shijing, provided by image library of Hong Kong Traveling in China) Chinese Clothing Emperor on what they had seen, and presented the silk and brocade they had brought 44 back. In over 100 years since that time, many artisans from Japan were sent to China to learn specific cra�s, while China sent its weavers to Japan, bringing about significant progress in ancient Japan in the art of silk.

In 1958 at the Liangzhu historical site located in now what is Yuhang of Zhejiang Province, some silk textiles were excavated made 4,700 years ago, including silk threads, silk ribbons, silk strings, and pieces of silk, all held in the basket. These were made from silk of home raised silkworm according to expert opinion. Although these historical relics have been carbonized, the warps and wefts were still quite clear. The silk ribbons were made from 16 strands of thick and thin silk threads, 5 millimeter in width.

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