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Hairstyles of Taisho Japan

Hairstyles of Taisho Japan Japan 1912-1926 “Men and women of Meiji had gulped up Western culture with all the indiscriminate enthusiasm of new converts. By Taishō, Japanese sensibilities vis-à-vis the West were much smoother. This was Japan’s political equivalent of the … social scene of the American Roaring Twenties. Japanese born during Taishō would enter adolescence …

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Fashions of Le Dynasty Women

Fashion Styles of Later Lê Dynasty Women Viet Nam 1428 to 1789 A.D.  The Later Lê dynasty was Viet Nam’s longest ruling dynasty and considered to be the Vietnamese “Golden Age”. References Journal of an Embassy to the Courts of Siam and Cochin-China  by John Crawfurd (1830) Ngan Nam Ao Mu (A Thousand Years of Caps …

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Headdresses of Noble Qing Women

Tang Dynasty Eyebrow Trends China 618-907 A.D. “Manchu women of position generally decorated their hair with a small comb whose frame was formed with wire or thin rattan strips and covered with black gauze, on which were embroidered green feathers. The commoners mostly wore ‘fork-shape’ buns. Later under the influence of the Han women, they …

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Evolution of Chinese Fashion

Evolution of Chinese Fashion China 618-907 A.D. References 5000 Years of Chinese Costume by Gao Chunming (1987) Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei and Gao Chunming (2011) More Projects

Hairstyles of Nguyen Dynasty

Hairstyles of Nguyen Dynasty Viet Nam 1802-1945 The Nguyen Dynasty is Viet Nam’s last ruling family and lasted for 143 years. Excerpts from John Crawfurd’s Journal of an Embassy to the Courts of Siam and Cochin-China , published in 1830: “Both sexes dress nearly alike. For the lower part of the body, the covering consists of …

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Qing Dynasty Official

Qing Dynasty Official The Qing Dynasty was the last imperial Chinese dynasty that lasted from 1644 to 1912.Featured below is the formal attire of a Qing Dynasty Official. References 5000 Years of Chinese Costumes text by Zhou Xun and Gao Chunming (1987) Chinese Clothing by Hua Mei, English text translated by Yu Hong & Zhang Lei (2004) …

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Heian Lady

Jūnihitoe 十二単

The jūnihitoe was the formal wear of  Heian court lady. It translates to “twelve unlined robes”. However the term that was in actual use during the Heian era is karaginumo.

Hairstyles of Tang Dynasty

Hairstyles of Tang Dynasty China 618-907 A.D. Hairstyles “In early Tang, hair ornaments were rather simple, but during the reign of Emperor Taizong the buns got higher and higher and the number of styles grew.” (5000 Years of Chinese Costume, 77) “During the earlier years of Emperor Xuanzong’s rule, the Tartar hat was fashionable, but …

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Ohaguro

Ohaguro (お歯黒) The Japanese tradition of dyeing one’s teeth black. To make the teeth black, black dye from a mixture of powdered iron fillings and water, vinegar, or wine was painted on the teeth. It was not permanent and needed to be reapplied every day or every other day. The black dye would come off …

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