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Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment. The word “kimono” actually means a “thing to wear”. Kimono is wrapped around the body, and tied with an Obi, or a Sash around the waist. Japan was a collection of loosely tied clans. Japan had increased trade with China, for they aspired to become an Empire. Chinese dress
Different dynasties have different Chinese ancient clothing. Hanfu, Han dynasty’s traditional dresses, has a history of more than three millennia. Japanese traditional clothing, on the other hand, is changing with every dynasty. During the Shang Dynasty, the basic design of the Ancient Chinese clothing Hanfu was largely developed. It had 2 basic styles. The Yi
Do you know the Kimono? In general, Japanese Kimono is one of the world’s most beautiful and expensive traditional clothing. Japanese Kimono is able to transcend both time and culture. Japanese Kimono emphasizes the wearer’s taste for class and modesty due to its breath-taking colors as well as its design. History Kimono was considered as
Red is the traditional color of Asian bridal wear. Asian wedding dress is made of rich fabrics in bright colors and adorned with ornate embroidery as well as beading. Asian wedding dresses represent traditional. The Asian bride usually wears ornate headpieces. Although each Asian country has their own form of traditional dress and style, they
What should we wear for some special occasions such as dinners, parties, and candlelit dinner dates? A dress with right kind of fabric, design, cut and color is a wise choice for us. For garden or afternoon parties, you can choose a dress made of plain or printed fabric with a hemline about one to
Chinese women like wearing the Oriental Cheongsam. This traditional dress, also known as qipao, had popularized during the Qing Dynasty. The Cheongsam evolved over time. In old times, Cheongsam was just a baggy long dress that covered the body from neck to feet. Now, Cheongsam fit the modern taste of people. In general, it is

Traditional Asian Costumes Types

Do you know Asian cultures? In general, we can learn Asian cultures by the following 10 traditional costumes of Asia. Hanfu and Cheongsam China is a huge and very old country, and its chief garment is Hanfu and Cheongsam(also known as qipao). Clothing is very similar to all sex and all classes. The emperor’s clothing
Cheongsam, also known as qipao, first appeared in the 17th century China during the Qing Dynasty. Typically cheongsam was a dress which covered the wearer from neck to foot. Of course, there were some variants. For instance, a two-piece dress set and a pair of trousers with long overdress. In old times, qipao was a
Are you still troubled by gifts? In general, Chinese traditional dress is a wise choice. You can send them to your friends or loved ones on a trip to China. Here are 3 styles of traditional Chinese dress. 1. Qipao / Cheongsam Qipao consisting of a form-fitting bodice and high collar is a familiar style
Oriental Cheongsam, also known as qipao, is a traditional Chinese costume. During 1644-1911AD, Manchu people ruled the China, and Manchu women typically wore a one-piece dress that retrospectively came to be known as qipao. In the Qing Dynasty, almost all women wear qipao. It is a baggy and long loosely fitted dress. It covered most
Have you ever seen qipao? Have you ever seen a picture of beautiful Chinese women wearing qipao? In general, qipao is known for its luscious silk and graceful image. Chinese women will wear qipao in some special occasions. In general, qipao is suitable for all occasions, although it seems very exotic to Western girls. You
Although Manchu Empire has been overthrown at the beginning of the 1910’s, the Cheongsam dress survived the political change. Both Manchurian and Han women preferred the cheongsam dress in the early 20’s. During the end of the 20th century, influenced by the designs of the outside world, cheongsam became much shorter in length while the
The cheongsam, also known as qipao, is one-piece dress worn by Manchuria, Mongolia and the Eight-Banner. Long gowns included collarless, narrow cuff in the shape of a horse’s hoof, buttons down the left front, four slits and a fitting waist during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). People usually coiled up their cuff, and they would put
Some people like hanging kimonos on the wall to add color and drama to the interior design. Preparation Spread kimono on a clean surface. Place it out flat, and make sure the shoulders pass straight through the top, sleeves and body straight down. If you plan to hang it facing out, lay it face up

Traditional Costumes of Asia

Now, more and more Asians wear Western clothes. However, they will wear their traditional Asian costumes to attend festivals, weddings, and religious rites. Japan Kimono, square-cut, is based on Chinese prototype that had been worn since the 3rd century BC. By the 8th century, Japanese adapted the garment according to their purposes. The kimono is
During the wedding, the groom wears traditional Japanese formal clothing, and the bride wears a bold and beautiful kimono. Want to know more details about traditional Japanese wedding dress. Ceremony Dress A Japanese bride wears a traditional white wedding kimono with the simplest design, the shiro-maku, during the wedding. The shiro-maku does not show embroidery,
Want to do some fun craft projects with your children together? Here, you can try making a kimono from old white T-shirt. This simple project can encourage your child’s creativity. When it’s finished, kids can show their new customized kimonos to their friends. Steps to Make a Kimono from a T-shirt Place T-shirt flat on
Kimono, a traditional garment with obi, is T-shaped. You can introduce the kimono to children to make they learn about Japanese culture. You can even teach them how to make a kimono out of a bed sheet. Fold a twin flat sheet in half lengthwise. Measure the length between child’s shoulder and toe. Cut the

How to Hang a Kimono on a Wall

Japanese kimonos, beautiful pieces of art, are displayed on a large, plain wall in Western home, giving an exotic touch to the interior design. Here’s how to display your kimono. Put the bamboo or dowels through the kimono sleeves, starting from the end of a sleeve, through the collar, from the second sleeve. Spread the
A kimono obi, a sash for traditional Japanese dress, is approximately 12 inches wide and 4 yards long. Wrap it around the torso for several times, and then tie it at the back as a pillow-like closure. However, how to make a kimono obi? Cut four stripes of interior fabric 13 x 37 inches. Note:
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