There is such magic to Hanfu fans – when you buy a Chinese costume, you’ll not only want to buy headwear but also want to buy a bunch of accessories to go with it and then go out and show off to other enthusiasts. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the accessories commonly used by girls who wear Chinese costumes.
In ancient times, these accessories were worn according to the occasion, status, and so on, but in modern society that we are free to wear them without having to adhere to the old rules.
Neckpiece of Chinese Costume Accessories
A ring made of gold, silver, copper, and other metal materials is the main body, which can be inlaid with jewelry and jade ornaments and can be a pendant with gold and stones, locks, and other ornaments. Nowadays, many people also call it “pearl necklace”, but strictly speaking, there is a difference between the same two.
- Pearl Necklace
Jeweled beads linked together in a mesh with pendants underneath, mostly jeweled jade, often carved with auspicious patterns. It is usually worn as a necklace, but can also be worn on the head. A pure Chinese costume with a pearl necklace of different colors can add a sense of design to the outfit, which is commonly called a “soft pearl necklace” to distinguish it from the aforementioned pearl necklace.
Jewelry of Chinese Costume Accessories
The history of bracelets is very old and they are made from a variety of materials. Agate and jade bracelets are warm and translucent, gold and silver bracelets are luxurious and rich, and burnished blue bracelets are elegant and dignified. Even though the sleeves of a Chinese costume are quite long, you can feel its beauty the moment you raise your hand and close the sleeves. In summer, wearing a thin shirt, the bracelets on the wrist are very beautiful, and small bracelets made of common agate chalcedony material are attractive and inexpensive.
The armlets are generally worn on the forearm and are made up of multiple bracelets spiraled together to form a single piece of jewelry, the shape of which resembles spring and is not closed at the front or back, allowing it to be adjusted in size.
Rings have been worn in China for more than 4,000 years and are known as “finger ring”. They are very small in shape but well-made, and are a great example of fine craftsmanship.
The Waist of Chinese Costume Accessories
- Palace of Belt
The middle part of the palace of the belt is a rope made of woven silk cord with tassels, Chinese knotting, and jade pendants hanging from the ends. It can be tied around the waist for decoration, or used as a belt.
The upper part of the Jinbu is made up of various shapes of jade, while the lower part is filled with long strings of beads, jade, and tassels. Jinbu, also known as Mingyu, is a sound when walking, reminding one to walk with grace and gentleness, and is often used on Chinese dresses. Jinbu can also be used to hold down the hem of the Chinese costume to prevent it from falling apart.
Recently, this kind of embroidered streamer is very popular and is only used to match with Ming-style Chinese costume. It’s narrow at the top and wide at the bottom, embroidered with exquisite patterns, which is matched with the opening of the clothes, giving you a visual effect of floating clothes when you walk.
- Waist Chain
The waist chain is lavishly strung with beads jade and other items, with a long tassel that drops down and can be tied around the waist to decorate the skirt. It’s suitable for a pleated skirt and is beautiful for walking and twirling.
The pouch is a small bag often worn by the ancients to carry odds and ends. There are many kinds of pouches, such as traditional round waist pouch, chicken heart pouch, gourd pouch, etc. In ancient times, there were techniques such as sable and embroidery, and the pouches often had tassels and were highly decorative. But nowadays, most of the handmade pouches are in stunning shapes, lovely and fashionable, so you can try to make them yourself.