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During the National Day, the China Doll Museum located in Hantian Science and Technology City, No. 17 Shenhai Road, Nanhai District, Foshan City, was officially opened to the public.

One of the highlights of the “China Doll Culture Gallery” is to show the evolution of Chinese women’s clothing through glass windows. Among them, there are also two treasures of the town hall, one of which is “The Concubine Drunk”, the headdress and jewelry worn by the “concubine” are made of real gold and jade, and the robe of the concubine is made of silk and tencel. The second is the Forbidden City’s cultural creation “Picturesque Rivers and Mountains”, and the doll “wears” the Northern Song Dynasty King Ximeng’s “Thousand Miles of Rivers and Mountains” on the body.

“The Concubine Drunk”. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

“Picturesque Rivers and Mountains”. Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

The “China Doll Experience Hall” has prepared beautiful fabrics, patches, etc. for children, which are the leftovers of the “Keer Doll” factory, and can be freely cut and pasted. During the National Day period, make an appointment to participate in the experience activity, and the “Keer doll” designer will guide you hand-in-hand on how to make clothes for the doll.

Caption: The evolution of women’s clothing in China through the ages

1. [Western Han] Han Dynasty Bride: Qu Qiu

Han Dynasty women’s clothing was mainly curved deep clothing, wide sleeves and tight body, clothes were twisted several times to the hips, and then tied with silk ribbons, long and dragging, walking without showing feet, showing a different style. The Han Dynasty was influenced by Confucianism and used Confucian rites to restrain women’s words and deeds, which intensified the social consciousness of male superiority and female inferiority. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

2, [Wei Jin] Luoshenfu: collar skirt

During the Wei and Jin dynasties, the Taoist ideology of the gods was prevalent, and women worshipped the flying fairy-style spirit snake bun; I like to wear a collared skirt, with a collar and sleeves bordered, and a belt tied at the waist, showing a flowing and free style. Wei Jin advocated freedom, an era of relative liberation of human nature, and the status of women was correspondingly improved. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

3. [Southern and Northern Dynasties] Mulan red makeup: Jacket

It is a dress in the women’s clothing of the Northern and Southern Dynasties, with sharp corners on both sides of the garment and a pendant streamer next to the shirt. The integration of Hu and Han cultures in the North and South Dynasties promoted the further opening up of social thinking, and gave birth to the hero Hua Mulan, who pursued herself and joined the army on behalf of her father. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

4, [Tang Dynasty] martial talent: chest-high skirt

Tang Dynasty women popular full-breasted skirts, wearing a cardigan with a lower skirt, named because the skirt was tied under the armpits. In the Tang Dynasty, social etiquette and religion were relaxed, women’s reading became popular, and outstanding female politicians and literary figures such as Wu Zetian emerged, showing a pioneering spirit rarely seen by women in the feudal era. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

5. [Ming Dynasty] Ming Dynasty bride: Xia Shu

In the Ming Dynasty, “Xia Shu” was popular, which was a formal dress. The chest of the Ming Dynasty bride is like a colorful hanging tapestry, its shape is as beautiful as a colorful xia, with a luxurious phoenix crown, vividly reproducing the style of the Ming Dynasty bride. Due to the ideological imprisonment of “Cheng Zhu Lixue”, the concept of chastity of women reached an incomparable point, and the status of women in the Ming Dynasty took a sharp turn. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

6, [Qing Dynasty] Pearl Gege: vest

Manchu women in the Qing Dynasty liked to add a vest, also known as a “vest”, over the banner jacket, mostly with a stand-up collar placket, long to the waist, and embellished with lace. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, new ideas emerged, and women began to bravely seek the spirit of self and freedom. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi

7. [Republic of China] Republic of China girls: student wear

In the early Republic of China, student clothing was dominated by light blue cloth tops, cheongsam-style necklines, flared wrist-revealing seven-point sleeves, and blue or black skirts on the lower body, advocating “civilized new clothes”. The May Fourth Movement has further promoted women’s ideological awakening, and women have actively participated in socio-economic and political life. /Photo by Foshan Daily reporter Lu Runzhi


China Doll Museum Address: No. 1103, 11th Floor, Building 8, Area A, Hantian Science and Technology City, No. 17 Shenhai Road, Nanhai District

Opening notice: Opening hours are 8:30-12:00, 14:30-17:30. No reservation is required to purchase tickets on-site.

(Original title “Video丨China Doll Museum National Day Open, “Keer” designer takes you to play with fabric”)

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