Traditional Chinese Clothing in Hong Kong and South China, 1840-1980
Much has been written on the courtly dress and formal costumes of the Qing Dynasty, but this book is the first to offer a detailed account of the clothing worn by ordinary people. Valery Garrett's unique study looks at how life was lived, and the kind of clothing that was worn, in the rural areas of south China before political disturbances and the encroachment of urbanization changed so much for ever. The result is a valuable document of a traditional style of clothing, now fast disappearing.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Wedding Customs and Dress
5 other sections not shown
ankle attached baby carrier bamboo bangle beads black cotton black gummed silk blue bride Cantonese centimetres centre back centre front charms cheung child Chinese clothing coins collar colour cotton crown decorated dress edges Eight Immortals embroidered embroidery ethnic groups fabric fastened Figure folded foot-binding front and back gold Guangdong Guangzhou hair hak gow Hakka women head headband headdress hemp Hoklo women Hong Kong Horniman Museum hung imperial examinations indigo plant jacket jade literally Manchu mourning neck nineteenth century outfit patterned band Pinyin Plate pleated pockets popular Punti women qi pao Qing dynasty rice straw round sandals seams shoes side silver silver charms skirt sleeves south China special occasions square stitched style summer apron symbols Tanka tassels thread traditional trousers usually village waist waistband wearer wedding women wore wool flowers worn by older worn by Punti woven band