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Ming Dynasty Clothing
Transcript of Ming Dynasty Clothing
Each dynasty in China brought essential characteristics to the culture. Clothing, in particular is a huge influence on the culture. Ming Dynasty clothing is usually described by historians as magnificent and graceful at the same time. Clothing in Ancient China was a symbol of status. The rich and the poor dressed quite differently.
Broad shoulders, cyan colored circular collar, and with black brim.
Rules of Clothing
Only certain people, such as high ranked officials or the members of the emperor court were allowed to wear silk
The best-preserved Ming clothing was discovered in two black cases in the Confucius Family Mansion in Qufu, Shandong province. There were about 100 garments. From the case, maybe the world's only complete set of Ming court clothing is found. The costume consists of a five-beamed crown, red silk court robe, red silk skirt, white silk inner garment and a pair of bright red shoes with green lining and cloud patterns. According to the clothing scholar, it could take two years for one person to finish a robe for nobles, such as a kind of mustard-colored silk robe with an embroidered boa.
Why is Ming Dynasty clothing important?
The Ming Dynasty was truly influential when it came to traditional fashion in ancient times.
Wore three collars with narrow sleeves (Which made their upper clothing)
Ming Dynasty Fashion
By: Lily Meng
Pleaded skits were very popular
Favored light colored clothing
Embroided capes called "Rosy Cloud Cape" were worn over the shoulders
Majority of men wore a drooping strap with black ribbonand soft chuddar
Wore tunnics (Short sleeved and reached the knees)
Padded jackets were worn during the winter
Metal buttons were used.
Collars were circular instead of symmetrical
Jackets were made longer, but yet still short enough to expose the skirt.
The garment in the front was decorated with adorments such as gold, jade, and pearl
The background color of the robe indicated rank and lineage, with bright yellow limited to use by the emperor himself. Official court robes for women were similar but decorated with phoenixes (mythical birds depicted as similar to pheasants or peacocks)
The dragon robe was adopted for standard court wear for emperors, members of the imperial clan, and high officials.
Associated with the dragon robe and the codification of court attire was the use of so-called "Mandarin squares," embroidered squares of cloth that were worn as badges of office for civil and military officials.
The Ming dynasty also brought many changes to its clothing, as many dynasties do.
During the Ming Dynasty, Confucian codes and ideals were popularized and it had a significant effect on clothing
China’s arts, culture and sciences also experienced burgeoning growth during the Ming rule, therefore the progress of appearences increased.
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