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Hanfu dress, decorative Quju by sarriathmoonghost Hanfu dress, decorative Quju by sarriathmoonghost
Hanfu=Han Chinese dress

Unlike QiPao, this is the real Chinese dress, before the invasion of Manchus and starting of Qing dynasty alongside with destroying of the REAL Chinese culture.
These days young people are trying to protest in order to make Hanfu as the traditional dress instead of Qipao, since Qipao is nothing more than a Manchus dress that's been "modified" by westerners in an attempt to make it more "sexy".
It has pieces of clothes folding in the front, right side on top, just like Kimonos and Hanboks, since it influence greatly both of these outfits.

So these are the differences:

Kimono (Japan): usually is cylindral shaped, use thick materials and detailed pattern, the idea is to create a type of silent, graceful atmosphere.

Hanbok (Korea): high waistlines, short shirts, the dress is sometimes expanded. Different from Kimono's quiet nature, the Hanbok wants to achieve some kind of outward, warm feature.

Hanfu (China): different dynasties have different theme and style, but usually it uses soft material to achieve a flowing effect. High-status Hanfu are fancy in pattern, but many times patterns are "hidden", as in the same color as the silk, and can only be seen when looked under a light.

My picture might be a little too fancy to be Hanfu, but it's supposed to be a decorative painting, so the patterns are painted as decorations.
This style of dress is called "qüjü", as in diagnal bodywrapping robe, with lute-shaped sleeves. Flat version of quju:[link] This design is unique to Hanfu and never appeared as Kimono or Hanbok.

I like this guache style so I might want to do a series.

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series links:
quju:here
zaju:[link]
high-waist ruqun:[link]
beizi:[link]
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aoinosora Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Loved it ! I hope more people know the existence of hanfu. Maybe one day, hanfu will be recognized as the tradicional chinese clothing, instead of the qipao.
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petiteUlis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Aaah at last I can find the names of other chinese dresses. I knew about hanfu and ruqun, I will be glad to discover quju and beizi now !
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BlackKittyKat12 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
pretty
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Loriele Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student General Artist
this is really wild- are the textures are very interesting
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artemecia Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Yeah this style is really nice ! :)
Magnifique drawing ^^
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HA2693 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
OMG :| I admire all your details ;A; And your colors r so beautiful ;A: :love::love::love::love:
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Nasdreks Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is really beautiful. I see these kind of dresses in a lot of books on History of China, but not many modern paintings. It's nice to see
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sarriathmoonghost Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Thanks:D
It's because when China was annexed by Manchus everyone sorta forgot their own heritage, but these dresses are still very good.
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XxkatanaoX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Omg yes! Someone who knows about the existences of Hanfus. *A*

Lovely design on the hanfu! It'd be really cool if there was a hanfu like that, but most of the hanfus that i've seen are pretty simple.
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sarriathmoonghost Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
thank you:D

I think it's not the makers' fault that many hanfus are simple, because these days most hanfus are handmade by protesting youngsters and netizens. There's not much hanfu industries yet, so for now the product can not compete with Kimonos and Hanboks.
But I hope in the future it will get better :)
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XxkatanaoX Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
I'm not saying that simple hanfus aren't pretty, because they are! Like this and this *A*

I wish hunfus were the traditional clothes of China. They're so much, much more prettier than qipaos.
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sarriathmoonghost Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Simple hanfu can be pretty, just not enough to catch the eyes of young people.

They WERE the traditional clothes of China, just not anymore, that's kinda sad.
I don't like qipao that much, they are just too "sexy" and personally I think it's just that sexiness which made it no comparison with Kimono and Hanbok. At least Kimono is able to leave out sexual aspects of women and achieve a very elegant atmosphere.
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