We often say that China is a country of etiquette, and when it comes to etiquette, the most direct presentation is clothing. So dress and etiquette are closely related.
Hanfu is a traditional Chinese dress, with big sleeves and long hem. It stresses pure nature, shows the national characteristics of soft, quiet, and calm, and embodies the Chinese people’s life realm of peaceful coexistence with nature, keeping aloof from the world, and being generous and benevolent. The elaborate tailoring and exquisite embroidery of Hanfu show the vitality and aesthetics of the Chinese nation.
What’s the relationship between Hanfu and Chinese culture? What is the significance of Hanfu to Chinese culture? Let’s talk about Chinese culture in Hanfu.
1. Hanfu is the continuation of Chinese culture
From ancient times to the present, the styles of Hanfu are changeable, but the basic results of Hanfu are always the same. The inheritance of Hanfu’s shape and the system is the witness of the continuation of Chinese culture.
2. The plane cutting of Hanfu follows the rules of etiquette and nature
Hanfu adopts the plane cutting method and simple clothing outline, which makes people get along with the clothing comfortable and natural without any sense of oppression and restraint when wearing Hanfu, which reflects the Chinese concept of implicit nature and broad atmosphere.
3. The round sleeve cross collar of Hanfu reflects the round place
Ancient Chinese generally believed that the sky was round and the earth was square. The sleeves of Hanfu are all round sleeves, reflecting the roundness of heaven. The collar of Han nationality is characterized by “crossing collar and right Lapel”, that is, the lapel is covered to the right, reflecting the authentic and square.
4. The rope and knot of Hanfu embodies the beauty of neutralization
There is no fixed belt on the body of the old man. The rope and belt of Hanfu take into account the function of fixation and decoration, which makes Hanfu more beautiful.
“Neutralization” requires the harmony and unity of all elements. Its connotation is both rigid and soft, the strength is moderate, and the factors are coordinated and unified. It has the characteristics of implicitness, elegance and quietness. The tie of the Chinese nation embodies the beauty of the Chinese nation.
5. The upper and lower garments of Hanfu reflect the Yin and Yang of heaven and earth
The ancients believed that the heaven and the earth, the upper sun and the lower Yin, and the clothes and clothes were superior and inferior. Therefore, it was regarded as a symbol of the social order in which the heaven was superior to the earth and the emperor was superior to the officials. The structure of Hanfu is based on the principle of “upper garment and lower garment”. Upper and lower garments, that is, clothes are divided into upper and lower parts, which is the oldest and always implemented clothing system of Han Dynasty. The combination of the upper and lower garments of the Han nationality embodies the perfect combination of heaven and humanity.
6. The middle seam draping of Hanfu embodies humanity and integrity
Integrity is the basic requirement of the ancients for a gentleman. In the middle of the back of the Hanfu jacket, there is a suture line that runs through the head and tail, called “middle seam”. When you put on the Hanfu and stand upright, the middle seam is vertical to the ground. The ancients called it upright.
Hanfu, which runs through the long history of the Chinese nation, carries the profound cultural accumulation and historical heritage, and deduces the traditional aesthetic connotation of Chinese tradition and the traditional aesthetic thought of ancient China. As a symbol of national spirit, Hanfu is of great significance to the inheritance of Chinese civilization.
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