Re: Ancient Chinese clothing (photos)
Posted by: Guestpass0001
Date: July 03, 2008 11:16AM
Han Chinese clothing or Hanfu (traditional Chinese: 漢服; simplified Chinese: 汉服, also known as Hanzhuang (漢裝), Huafu (華服), or guzhuang (古裝, meaning "ancient clothing")
A complete Hanfu garment is assembled from several pieces of clothing into an attire:
Yi (衣): Any open cross-collar garment, and worn by both sexes
Pao (袍): Any closed full-body garment, worn only by men in Hanfu
Ru (襦): Open cross-collar shirt
Shan (衫): Open cross-collar shirt or jacket that is worn over the yi
Qun (裙) or shang (裳): Skirt for women and men, respectively
Ku (褲): Trousers or pants
People are also able to accessorize with tassels and jade pendants or various ornaments hung from the belt or sash, known as pei (珮).
Shenyi (深衣) a type of Han Chinese clothing commonly worn from the pre-Shang periods to the Han Dynasty. This form is known as the quju (曲裾) and worn primarily by women (below).
(Click on link below to read more about the many other types of Hanfu)
Source: Wikipedia -- Han Chinese Clothing