Pibo (披帛) is perhaps the most fairy-like of all hanfu accessories. The light texture, delicate prints, and embroidery set it off. When walking, the Pibo drapes between the hem of the skirt, looking like a fairy with fluttering clothes and clouds.
Pibo appeared in pottery figurines as early as the Wei and Jin dynasties and became widely popular in the Tang dynasty.
The pairing of Pibo and Banbi, because of its perfect combination of linearity and human beauty, became a product of women’s refreshed aesthetic imagination.
Pibo is also useful for more than just decoration, generally, draped over the shoulders, or over the body, are good choices. It can also be used for sun protection.
Here are six ways to wear a Pibo, from the simple to the complex!
How to wear Pibo
The most common way to wear a Pibo. Wrap the Pibo around the body from the back to the front. If your Pibois too long, try to wrap it around your arm.
Mostly used for photography and catwalk shows, and is also the method of dressing for many Tang Dynasty unearthed pottery figurines. One side is put on the shoulder, and the end of the Pibo is tucked into the chest lacing to secure it, while the other side is naturally draped over the arm.
Put the Pibo on the shoulder and secure it with a small pin on the top. The back part is tucked into the lacing or stuck to the skirt with a clip. The other end of the Pibo is tied in front of the chest against the armpit to form a natural curve.
Wrap the middle part of the Pibo around the shoulders to form a deep V shape in front of the chest, and attach it to the dress with small pins on both shoulders, and tuck the draped part into the lacing at the back.
Wear the Pibo like a shawl, then cross it in front of the body and tuck it in at the waist lacing, and finally adjust the extra ends of the Pibo to the back of your waist, then use a small pin at the shoulder to fix it.
The above is the content on how to wear Pibo. Just like the flowing nature of the Pibo, its wearing method is not only limited to this, you can keep trying new ways to match.
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