Chinese Hanfu: Beauty of Traditional Elements

Chinese Hanfu: Beauty of Traditional Elements

When we buy clothes, we pay special attention to the patterns on the clothes, because the pattern is very important for a set of clothes. If there is no pattern, although the clothes will look cleaner, it will give people a monotonous look. Feel.

This is especially obvious in Hanfu. Because the style of Hanfu is relatively dignified and classical, many of the decorations on Hanfu are more traditional patterns, such as dragon patterns, phoenixes, peonies, etc.

1. Peony elements

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Whether in ancient times or modern times, peonies are a symbol of luxury and dignity. Especially in the Tang Dynasty, peonies were regarded as the national flower. Therefore, many Hanfus now have peony patterns printed or embroidered on them.

This set of red waist-length Hanfu is a very typical representative. The style of this set of clothes is relatively gorgeous, and the overall style is a very atmospheric dark red color. It can be worn as a wedding dress.

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The embroidery patterns of this suit are mainly peonies, especially on the skirt. The lower skirt of this Hanfu suit is made into a torn skirt style, which is made of red fabric and red lace fabric. This design can increase the elegance of this suit, and different skirts are matched with different embroidery patterns., the overall look is also very delicate.

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▶Quick cultural knowledge: Peonies have extremely beautiful meanings both in ancient times and modern times. In ancient times, peonies were often used as metaphors for the beauty and fragrance of the country. Therefore, in many harem-themed TV dramas, we can often see concubines using peonies. This kind of words is used to praise the queen, because in people's eyes, peonies represent wealth, auspiciousness, nobility, elegance, and adherence to promises, etc., and people who can be compared to peonies generally have higher status and elegant temperament.

2. Crane elements

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In addition to peonies, cranes are also a pattern that often appears on Hanfu. In ancient times, cranes were a symbol of auspiciousness, and cranes are birds. Embroidering them on clothes can make the style of the whole outfit more elegant and make Hanfu look more fairy-like. gas. The biggest feature of this waist-length Hanfu is the circle of embroidered cranes on the skirt. The shape of each crane is different. The cranes are looming when walking, which is very delicate.

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The overall color of this suit is a very fresh pink-orange. This color can make people more energetic when worn on the body. Moreover, the lower skirt of this Hanfu suit has a gradient design, gradually transitioning from white to orange-pink. , making the style of the skirt very hazy and delicate.

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▶Cultural knowledge: Cranes generally represent auspiciousness and longevity in the eyes of the older generation. In ancient times, many elderly people liked to raise white cranes because they believed that white cranes represented longevity and health. In ancient times, the medical level was not high. When people were high, many people pursued longevity, and some even went to the extent of refining and taking elixirs to achieve the goal of "immortality." In the eyes of modern people, the crane is more like a "spiritual beast". It is a crane ridden and raised by immortals in ancient Chinese myths and legends. The crane pattern represents nobility and lofty aspirations.

3. Dragon and Phoenix elements

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Dragon and phoenix patterns have been symbols of imperial power since ancient times, and ordinary people cannot use them easily. Only rulers can embroider dragon or phoenix patterns on their clothes. Nowadays, there is no class distinction, and dragon patterns have entered the homes of ordinary people. Now many Hanfu are decorated with dragon patterns.

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Because the dragon pattern itself is more domineering in style, it is more suitable to be paired with some more stable and elegant colors, such as black. The calm black with silver dragon embroidery looks gorgeous and very personal. Although this set of clothes is a relatively fresh Hanfu made in the Song Dynasty, the style of the whole set of clothes is very handsome and is suitable for both men and women.

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▶ A little popular knowledge on cultural knowledge: The ancient clothing system was very strict. What clothes were worn by people were all regulated, such as colors. Ordinary people could use very few colors, and the patterns were the same, like this dragon and phoenix pattern. Ordinary people are not allowed to use it at all. Anyone who violates it is a serious crime of losing their head. Nowadays, the feudal society has ended. It is completely okay for everyone to choose dragon and phoenix patterns when wearing Hanfu. As long as you like it, others will not say anything.

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If the dragon is a symbol of domineering, then the style of the phoenix will be more dignified and gorgeous. Although the dragon and the phoenix are both virtual animals, the ancients materialized them based on their imagination. After the figuration, the phoenix is ​​a very majestic image, which is very gorgeous at first sight, especially the wings of the phoenix, which are particularly colorful.

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Many Hanfu will use phoenix wings to represent the phoenix. This design will give the clothes a looming feeling, which is more artistic than embroidering a whole phoenix onto the clothes. When the phoenix is ​​paired with the dignified Ming Dynasty Hanfu, it is even more grand and full of aristocratic atmosphere. Wearing this outfit makes you look like the matron of a big family.

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Hanfu, as a traditional costume of the Chinese nation, has its own unique rules and characteristics in terms of shape, workmanship, color, and pattern. Some people like Hanfu because it looks good and makes you feel ethereal when you wear it, but What more people like is the cultural meaning brought by this piece of clothing. After all, China, as a cultural power with a history of about five thousand years, has very rich cultural connotations and is worth learning by each of us.