Photo 21 Aug 49 notes
Photo 21 Aug Chongqing chafing dishes^qqqq^

Chongqing chafing dishes^qqqq^

Photo 19 Aug 2 notes In Xi tang now

In Xi tang now

Photo 18 Aug 227 notes fashionsfromhistory:

Han Woman’s Domestic Skirt (Qun)
Late 19th Century 
Qing Dynasty
MFA

fashionsfromhistory:

Han Woman’s Domestic Skirt (Qun)

Late 19th Century 

Qing Dynasty

MFA

Photo 18 Aug 25 notes Plum blossom and lotus

Plum blossom and lotus

Photo 18 Aug 36,379 notes

(Source: biskcut)

Photo 16 Aug 1,948 notes trevo4folhas:

Nyo!Tomato gang

trevo4folhas:

Nyo!Tomato gang

Photo 15 Aug 133 notes Happy India Day :)

Happy India Day :)

Photo 14 Aug 28 notes I haven’t finished it yet.

I haven’t finished it yet.

Text 11 Aug 39 notes Hanfu ≠ historical clothings

fouryearsofshades:

Saw a video on Chinese fashion through the dynasties. To be frank, it was pretty inaccurate; one of the reasons was that of the choice of photographs was terrible. Those are modern clothings, and most of them are not even hanfu.

Modern hanfu are very different from the historical clothing although they might carried description like “Tang style”.  Retro fashion doesn’t mean one actually totally covered in one’s grandparents old clothings. In addition, fashion changes through time. Trying to represent a dynasty, which was usually period of a few hundreds years, is like using 80s neon footless tights to summarize everything people wore for the last 300 years.

I am just going to briefly go through an example from each period style. I am not professional as well. Here are a book on historical clothings with lots of artefact pictures (中国织绣服饰全集) and a website with lots of modern hanfu (汉服荟) for one to observe the difference onerself.

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