Chinese hanfu by 燕语花事
this question might seem so dumb…. but what exactly is hanfu? is it like the clothing that they wore???
Hi, thanks for the question! (image via)
Hanfu (traditional Chinese: 漢服, simplified Chinese: 汉服; lit. “Han Clothing”) is an umbrella term that refers to the mainstream traditional clothing of the Han Chinese people prior to the Qing dynasty, which is currently seeing a modern revival (note: a common misconception is that the Han in Hanfu refers to the Han dynasty, but it actually refers to the Han ethnic group). There are many different types of Hanfu, all with their own names. For example, in the photo above, the ladies are wearing the following types of Hanfu: “Ruqun”, “Daxiushan”, and “Pibo”.
For more information and references, please check out my “About” page for primers & masterlists, as well as my Q&A Masterpost for a list of all of my replies to questions. You can also check out the Wikipedia article on Hanfu (the page was recently renamed to “Ancient Chinese Clothing” :P).
Hope this helps!