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Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.

do you know why hanfu always folds so the left part is over the right? i'm not sure if that's very clear, but i mean by the neckline. i know it always folds in the same direction and a lot of other chinese (and probably other east asian) clothing is the same, but i'm not sure why. Thanks for the help! love your blog 🙂


Hi! Glad you love my blog 😀 

Yes, I explained why the collars of Hanfu (and other East Asian clothing) always fold left over the right in my posts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 – please check them out! ^^

Hope this helps! (image via

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.


Five-poison tiger-head shoes, made by 张友兰 Zhang Youlan in 1981.

Source: National Art Museum of China

Traditional Chinese Hanfu.


Silver shears with floral and bird design. China, 8th century [922×1075]


so, I'm non-binary but I would like to wear Hanfu, is it disrespectful to wear Hanfu that is made for a gender you are not part of?


Hi! No – I wouldn’t consider it disrespectful to wear Hanfu that is made for a gender you are not part of. After all, as I explained in my posts here and here (please check them out!), women historically wore some styles of men’s Hanfu (ex: Yuanlingpao), and blurring and crossing gender lines is quite common and accepted in modern Hanfu fashion ^^

Hope this helps! 

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Thank you so, so much for running this blog. I've been developing a comic as my little love letter to the wuxia genre. It's been hard finding large, hi-res photos of clothing w/ actual information on the trends & time periods. I really appreciate the separate tags for the dynasties. I had a question, I didn't notice a tag for it but is it safe to assume that the clothes with less decoration/muted colors are 'regular' people's clothes?


Hi, you’re welcome! Glad to hear my blog has been helpful for you ^^ 

I don’t have a specific tag for “regular people” hanfu, but yes – historically, commoners would wear hanfu with less decoration & more muted colors, as opposed to the fancier & more colorful hanfu worn by the upper class.

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Scissors made from hammered silver, China, circa 618-800.