Sinology Sunday: August 14, 2016

This week, we continue with Ming dynasty-inspired clothing for a Taoist priestess (the blue checkered ones) from Jinse Yizhuang 锦瑟衣庄.

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

2 thoughts on “Sinology Sunday: August 14, 2016

  1. Thanks for doing these – it’s been very helpful when watching Chinese historical dramas. I’ve recently been watching Princess Jie You and the lead’s clothing are a bit of a puzzle. This drama involves the Han and the Wusun people so she wears a mix of styles. However, one very flowing, nightgown style of dress JieYou wears around the Wusun palace – well, I’ve never seen before which made me wonder if they simply made it up!

    • I think I remember that costume… it’s probably more of an inspiration from Turkic clothing as we know it today from my understanding and based a bit less on what has been dug up with archaeology but you also have to realize that some understanding of the area may not be that great given how little has been dug up at this point and how complex the history of the region has been from records…

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