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  • Kristine Elliott
    ... It sounds like a great start! Scolastica -- http://www.geocities.com/souriete/ If you can t get rid of them ugly old skeletons in the closet, at least
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 13, 2006
      On 10/13/06, Carolyn <roisindubh54@...> wrote:
      > I posted too soon! A bit more searching lead me to hanfu, the
      > traditional clothing of the Han, the predominant ethnic group in
      > China. Apparently what most of us think of as "Chinese clothing" is a
      > style brought to China when the Manchu came into power there in the
      > mid-17th c. (Qing Dynasty) and outlawed the wearing of traditional
      > Han styles. (Bet that sounds familiar to my fellow Celts here, too!)
      > There's a small but pretty vocal number of younger Chinese who are
      > trying to bring hanfu back as China's traditional clothing style.
      > The main item of hanfu style appears to be the shenyi, which looks to
      > be very similar to a Japanese kimono. Not surprising, given the trade
      > between the two nations throughout history....
      > Anyway, here's a list of sites I found that may be of help:
      > The Real Chinese Costume --- Hanfu
      > http://www.hanfu.org/
      > Has a forum that has a few potentially helpful threads
      > Hanfu: The Real Chinese Attire
      > http://hanfu.atspace.com/
      > Han Chinese clothing
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Han_Chinese_clothing
      > History of Ancient Traditional Chinese Clothing
      > http://library.thinkquest.org/05aug/01780/clothing/history.htm
      > Looks like an excellent resource since it gives info about specific
      > dynasties
      > Costume in the Han Dynasty
      > http://chinese.chnedu.com/web/aboutchina/culture/chinesedress/news01.h
      > tm
      > Page in Chinese and English
      > Also from previous site:
      > Costume in the Tang Dynasty
      > http://chinese.chnedu.com/web/aboutchina/culture/chinesedress/news02.h
      > tm
      > Making Han Clothes - ONE and ONLY Supplier in USA
      > http://www.trocadero.com/honggallery/items/429479/item429479store.html
      > Despite the title, not a pattern source! This is the site for a
      > seller of hanfu clothes. I don't know if the claim of being the only
      > U.S. supplier is true, and the clothes are pricey, to me, "just" for
      > garb. But there are lots of pics for inspiration!
      > Hanfu Forum
      > http://c.1asphost.com/hanfu/forum/default.asp
      > Chinese Clothing
      > http://www.hxtimes.com/Chinese%20Clothing.htm
      > Site has quite a bit of info about Han culture in general; the Han
      > Dynasty's awfully early for the SCA, but it doesn't seem as if the
      > styles changed much over the centuries
      > Hanfu, the real ethnical costume of Han nationality
      > http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/viewthread.php?tid=504184&extra=&page=1
      > A thread on China Daily's board about hanfu, including how one woman
      > made her own
      > The Meaning of Colors in Ancient China
      > http://newyeargala.ntdtv.com/2007/en/content/view/39/lang,en
      > An eBay seller with hanfu:
      > http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZxinstar2006
      > Has pictures of more hanfu besides the items for sale
      > I found no sources for patterns. From what I read on the various
      > forums, most folks end up winging it by studying pictures. I suspect
      > a kimono pattern would be very close; it seems that mainly only the
      > sleeve shape and neckline differ.
      > Hope this helps a bit! I might not know a lot off the top of my head,
      > but I Google pretty well. LOL

      It sounds like a great start!


      If you can't get rid of them ugly old skeletons in the closet, at least
      'em how to dance funny. Billy C. Wirtz

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