Hanfu Introduction-SHISANYU

Article published at: Jul 1, 2024 Article author: luyang
Hanfu Introduction-SHISANYU
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In China, etiquette is paramount; hence it is called Hua Xia.
The beauty of formal dress is called Hua.
What is Hanfu?
Hanfu, officially known as "Traditional Han Clothing of the Han Ethnic Group",
Also called Han Yi Guan, Han Zhuang, does not exclusively refer to the clothing of the Han Dynasty.

Originating in ancient times, formalizing during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, and flourishing in the Ming Dynasty, Hanfu has evolved over thousands of years. It carries exceptional craftsmanship and aesthetics in dyeing, weaving, and embroidery. Even after millennia of inheritance, Hanfu continues to captivate with its timeless beauty.

True Eastern aesthetics and Chinese style are embodied in the elegance of Hanfu attire.

A complete Hanfu usually has three layers: a small coat (undergarment), a middle coat, and a large coat.
Part Structure

领: the collar of the garment.

襟: the part of the chest.

衽 (rèn): also meant to refer to the lapel, specifically the part of the lapel that continues the length of the garment.

衿: the collar that is attached to the front lapel.

袂 (mèi): refers to the sleeves.

袖: the part shown in the picture.

裾 (jū): the front and back lapels of the garment.

带 : the lacing.

Common Keywords

Cross-necked right obeisance (交领右衽)

When the left lapel and the right lapel are crossed in front of the chest in Hanfu, the neckline is naturally crossed like a lowercase letter y, so it is figuratively called "cross collar".

The left side of the lapel on the top, cover to the right armpit tie, the right lapel covered in the inside, that is, the cross-collar right obeisance.

Wide Sleeves
Hanfu are usually very loose, with wide and long sleeves, making them comfortable to wear. However, in the variety of Hanfu styles, small sleeves and short sleeves are also more common.

Hidden Buttons
Hanfu generally do not use buttons, and even if they do, the buttons are hidden, so they are called hidden buttons. Mostly rely on the strap knot to fix the clothes.

Centre Sewn Sleeve
The "centre seam" refers to the vertical line at the centre of the front and back of the body of the garment, which was originally spliced due to the limited width of cloth in ancient times. Later, the centre seam of the body of the garment was gradually given the meaning of uprightness, fairness, and righteousness. In addition, it is also used to check whether one's clothes are correct or not.