Hanfu & Traditional Chinese Dress for Kids
Hanfu is becoming more and more popular among young people, and traditional clothing has also attracted more attention. And children have always been cute pronouns, but what kind of surprises will there be for children to wear traditional Chinese clothes. This issue brings traditional Chinese dress for kids, so that they can also wear Chinese clothes and feel the power of traditional culture together.
What kind of clothes did children wear in ancient China? It is generally believed that children in the history of China do not have their own clothes, and children have been wearing a reduced version of adult clothes, but in fact, but it’s not all that.
Ancient Chinese Dress for Kids
Qiangbao (襁褓, swaddling)
The clothing of newborn babies is more common: Qiangbao. Qiangbao was widely used in ancient China from the court down to the people. According to the literature, Qiangbao as an ancient child care product has been widely used as early as the Shang and Zhou dynasties. The term “Qiangbao” was later used to refer to babies under the age of one year.
Doudu, with naked back when wearing, has the function of heat preservation and abdomen protection. The image of children wearing Doudu has appeared in the image data of the Tang Dynasty.
Another kind of traditional Chinese dress for kids similar to Doudu is Liangdang (裲裆), which is similar to today’s suspender vest, sleeveless, and the shoulder is connected by two belts. Children in the Tang Dynasty enjoyed Liangdang in summer.
Baijia Yi (百家衣, hundred families clothes)
In ancient times, folk women would ask their neighbors for piecemeal cloth and sew “Baijiayi” for children, hoping to protect their healthy growth. It is said that this is influenced by Buddhist costumes. In Ming and Qing Dynasties, children often wore “Baijiayi”.
Long-life lock (长命锁)
In addition to dressing, the most common accessory for children is the “long-life lock”, which is a mascot used by the people to protect children’s health and longevity, exorcise and eliminate disasters in ancient China.
Modern Chinese Dress for Kids
In modern times, many businesses have special children’s styles of Hanfu. For children, simple wearing and comfortable fabric become the most important.
Horse Face Skirt (马面裙)
Qixiong Ruqun (齐胸襦裙)
Feiyu Fu (飞鱼服)
Round collar Robe (圆领袍)
Children have a unique temperament in Hanfu. Wear Hanfu with children, experience traditional culture together, it‘s also a very harmonious parent-child time, too.