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Chinese Clothing and Fashion By : Lauren Hoover, Avrie Hammond
Clothing for peasants • Poor people, or peasants in China dressed in loose cotton and hemp clothes both long ago and today. • In the Ming Dynasty, common people were made to wear purple and blue clothes.
Clothing for rulers • In ancient China, rich people wore beautiful silk robes. • Wealthy woman today still wear beautiful silk robes. • Men normally wear a traditional Chinese gown for Chinese New Year.
Material • The Chinese invented silk before anyone else. • Silk worms spin fine threads that Chinese crafts people weave into silk. • The silk can be died any color you want it to be. • Silk was important to China because they had the secret for making it before any other places.
Hair styles • In Ancient China, men tied their hair up in knot on top of their head. • Girls don’t wear buns they curled their hair up. • The Manchu queue was the hair style men were forced to wear during the Qing Dynasty. If they didn’t wear this hair style, would risk their life.
Resources • www.ehow.com – Chinese clothing • www.ducksters.com – Chinese clothing • www.kidrex.com • Books • A Ticket to China – Janet Riehecky