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I have seen pictures of hanfu where there is a…

I have seen pictures of hanfu where there is are strings tied around the sleeves of the Yishang (correct me if this is the wrong term). I was wondering if the strings have a particular name and what the purpose of this is. Thanks in advance! =)

Hi, thanks for the question! (Image Via)

The strings tied around the sleeves of the Yishang in the photo above are called Bangshoudai/绑手带 (hand wraps). They’re basically a simplified form of the Huwan/护腕 (wrist guards) seen in the photo below (Image Via):

These forms of accessories were commonly worn in ancient China during strenuous physical activity, such as manual labor and combat/sports (hand-to-hand combat, sword-fighting, archery, etc). Their purpose was two-fold: 1) bind up the sleeves for convenience, and 2) protect the wearer’s hands and arms. 

Here are two more examples of Bangshoudai & Huwan worn with Shuhe (Via):

You can check out my Archery and Wuxia tags for more photos.

Hope this helps!

Sources: 1, 2

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