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 may be different from the farmer’s clothing only in its decoration and the quality of the fabric and cutting. Most Chinese garments are closed due to bad weather, and winter clothes can be filled.
As the traditional clothing of Japan, Kimonos are T-shaped, straight-lined robes with collars. And their full-length sleeves typically are wide. Both men and women wore Kimonos. Today, only women will wear Kimonos on special occasions.
- Pien-fu and the shen-i
During the Xia and Shang dynasties, Pien-fu and the shen-I came into being in China. Pien-fu is a two-piece ceremonial costume. In other words, it has a tunic-like top extending to the knees and a skirt or trousers extending to the ankles. It has wide cut and voluminous sleeves that give loose fit forming natural folds. Shen-i is a cross.
- Salwar Kameez, Sari and Dhoti
|Traditional clothing for Indian woman||Traditional dress for Indian men|
|Salwar kameez||Sari||Dhoti kurta|
|It is made of a long tunic called a khameez and loose pants called salwar.||It is a piece of cloth usually 5 yards long that is tied around the waist and legs.|
Hanbok is the representative example of traditional Korean dress. Jeogori is the basic upper garment of the hanbok, and is blouse-like with long sleeves. Men wear longer version of it, stretching down to the waist. Men wear baggy pants while women wear skirts.
Kebaya, national costume of Indonesia, is an open-fronted long-sleeved tunic worn mostly by women.
- Barong Tagalog
Now, many Filipinos are still wearing Barong Tagalog. This traditional colorful clothing for men is an embroidered outer shirt. Barong Tagalog has collars, long sleeves and mid-thigh horizontal hemline, and butterfly-sleeve.
Sampot is regarded as an aspect of identity and prestige in Cambodians. Both men and women wore this lower garment. It is approximately three meters long and one meter wide cloth that is worn by first wrapping the cloth around the waist and stretching the ends away from the body. Twist the outstretched ends together. Pull and tuck between the legs and toward the back.
- Ao dai
Ao dai, similar to Chinese qipao, is regarded as the most popular and widely-recognized Vietnamese national costume. It is a long gown with a slit on both sides, worn over silk pants. Men wear it at weddings, funerals and some other special occasions.
- Baju Melayu and Baju kurung
- Baju Melayu is made of two main parts, trousers and shirt. It is a traditional Malay outfit for men.
- Baju kurung is a skirt-type adornment with the shirt. It is the traditional clothing for women.
- Gho and Kira
Gho and Kira indicate the traditional status of Bhutanese and are worn throughout Bhutan.
- Kira, an ankle-length dress, is made of a rectangular piece of cloth. Use a clip to hold the cloth at the shoulders, and then close with a woven belt at the waist.
- Men wear Gho that is a wraparound, knee-length garment with a narrow belt.
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