History has annihilated all the past prosperity, and we can no longer witness the traditional dress aesthetics, but can only get a glimpse from the scrolls and terracotta figurines.
But the search for Chinese traditional costume culture never stops, looking back at the lost costumes of the years, restoring them and recreating the glory of today.
In the first issue, Modern Hanfu collated the styles that directly applied ancient paintings to Hanfu, while in the second issue, the restored Hanfu styles that will be presented to you are those that appear in ancient paintings and ceramic figurines.
The Night Revels of Han Xizai
“The Night Revels of Han Xizai” is a painting by Gu Hongzhong, a painter of the Southern Tang Dynasty during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.
Depicting the scene of Han Xizai, an official, holding a night banquet at his home, with songs and music. There are five scenes in the scroll, and each scene is cleverly separated by a screen.
This set of restored hanfu is based on the costume of the musician girl in “Han Xizai’s Night Banquet”, with a dark pattern on the top, a flower pattern on the skirt, and an entwined and camellia pattern on the bust.
The color scheme of the whole set of hanfu is understated and elegant. Wearing it, being a gentle and quiet woman.
Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair With Flowers
“Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair With Flowers” is said to be a rough silk and color painting by Zhou Fang of the Tang Dynasty.
The painting depicts six beautifully dressed noblewomen and their attendants enjoying flowers in a garden. There are four episodes in the painting, showing one side of the life of the concubines in the Tang Dynasty.
The entire composition is staggered, and the figures are cleverly arranged in terms of priority and proximity. The figures are plump, with a relaxed demeanor. The colors are rich and intense, showing the texture of the skin and the lightness of the clothing.
This Hezi Qun set is a perfect replica of the “tease the puppy” woman in “Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair With Flowers”.
The noblewoman is dressed in a purple Daxiu Shan (大袖衫), a vermilion-colored skirt and a white silk Chenqun (衬裙) with a purple and green floral pattern.
The restored hanfu is made of chiffon velvet and simulated silk satin, which is comfortable to the touch, highly skin-friendly, and breathable. Girls wearing such a set of hanfu, as if they came out of the painting.
Astana Tomb Murals
The Turpan Astana Tomb Murals are located in the vicinity of Astana, in Tulufan, Xinjiang, and are the communal burial grounds of the inhabitants of the ancient city of Gaochang from the Western Jin Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty.
The tombs of the Astana Tombs are all earthen caves, some of which are painted with murals, and most of the tomb owners were Han Chinese who lived in the area.
The overall design of this restored round-necked robe is taken from the excavated frescoes in Astana.
The fabric texture silk texture, very soft. With navy blue round neck Li Yi (里衣, inner clothing) and colorful striped pants, full of design. Both the pattern and color scheme, all show delicate style.
Painted Female Figurine
“Painted Female Figurine with Sculpted Clothes”, Kneeled down with Cupped Hands” is a Han Dynasty painted pottery artifact excavated from the Yangling Tomb of Emperor Jing and collected in the Hanyangling Museum.
The clothing of the terracotta figurine is directly molded on the body, this figurine is 41 cm high, with the hair style split in the forehead, and long hair gathered in the back of the neck and pulled into a hanging bun, bun under a wisp of green silk down.
Wearing a white Quju Shenyi with wrapping the right side before the left, and collar, cuffs, lapels, and other places are red, yellow brocade edge.
The figurine of sitting on the floor with the upper body slightly inclined, hands arched in the sleeves, and slightly covered the face with the sleeves, shows the classical beauty of ancient Chinese women.
This restored hanfu is divided into three parts: single winding Quju, red Zhongdan, and red belt, using cotton and linen blended fabric to reproduce the simple aesthetic style of the early Han Dynasty, with a great sense of layering. The details are also restored as much as possible to reproduce its dignified and serene beauty.
Sancai Female Figurine
“Sancai Female Figurine” was unearthed in the Tang tomb of Wanjiafen No. 90 in Xi’an, and is now in the Shaanxi History Museum.
Tang Sancai was a kind of low-temperature glazed pottery that flourished in the Tang Dynasty, with glaze colors such as yellow, green, white, brown, blue, and black, not exclusively three colors.
The female figurine has a rounded face and a single bun, wearing a brown Shan with narrow sleeves and a short yellow and white Ru. Underneath is a long pleated green skirt with light brown flowers.
The long skirt is tied high in front of the chest, the knot of the skirt hangs down naturally, the train is wide and long. Recreating the posture of a woman in the Tang Dynasty as she composes herself in a mirror.
These restored styles bring back to us the hanfu that once amazed the world. They allow people today to see once again the long-standing and profound costume culture of ancient China.
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