Ancient paintings are one of the most important ways to explore the ancient traditional Hanfu, and the Hanfu styles in some classic famous paintings are even more popular among Hanfu enthusiasts.
The charm of the Wei and Jin dynasties, the gracefulness of the Tang Dynasty, the elegance of the Song Dynasty, just flow into reality from ancient paintings.
Today, take a look at those restored Hanfu costumes from ancient paintings!
Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk
Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk (Dao Lian Tu, 捣练圖) shows women at work pounding, weaving, ironing and sewing, and is an important custom painting of the Tang Dynasty.
The women in the painting are voluptuous and dressed in various colors of Qixiong dresses, if looking closely, you can see that the fabric is decorated with colorful patterns, mainly with Tuan Hua (团花).
At present, there are some restored Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk hanfu, which can be said to be very nicely restored in color and pattern, fresh, natural and antique style.
A Palace Concert
A Palace Concert (Tang Ren Gong Le Tu, 唐人宫乐图) depicts the life of court lady at a banquet during the late Tang Dynasty.
Around the table, twelve court ladies are seated or standing, wearing dresses in a distinctly late Tang style, with their Pibo pulled up.
The two maids standing are wearing round-necked robes with belts around their waists.
The restored hanfu of A Palace Concert:
Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair With Flowers
The dating of Court Ladies Adorning Their Hair With Flowers (Zan Hua Shi Nǚ Tu,簪花仕女图) is controversial, with some suggesting the Tang Dynasty, others the Song Dynasty, and the mainstream view the Late Tang Dynasty or Five Dynasties period.
The five ladies are all wearing Hezi Qun (诃子裙) that reach the ground, high buns and flower hairpins, and a lady-in-waiting holding a fan.
In accordance with this painting, there are a number of restored Daxiu Shan (大袖衫) and Hezi Qun.
Ge Yue Tu
Ge Yue Tu (歌乐图) depicts a scene of female court musicians playing and rehearsing at the Southern Song Dynasty. The nine female musicians are slender, dressed in red and white, with red narrow-sleeved Beizi (褙子) up to their feet and high buns decorated with horn-like accessories.
The older male musician wears a Futou (幞头) and a brown round-necked, narrow-sleeved robe.
The younger children wore flowers hairpin Futou, the left one wore cross-necked robe, the right one wore round-necked narrow-sleeved robe.
Nowadays, the style of recovered is usually the red Beizi in the painting, the color is bright and gorgeous.
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