Research on the Shape and Structure of Mamianqun in the Ming and Qing Dynasties
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Submitted : 2024-02-12
Accepted : 2024-02-27
Published : 2024-03-13


Mamianqun (horse-faced skirt) is one of the most typical dress patterns of traditional Chinese costume. In the long history of mamianqun, it was the Ming and Qing dynasties that were the heyday of its development. The changes were varied, and the styles were also novel and changeable, all of which demonstrated the mature progress of traditional costume in the Ming and Qing dynasties, making it the epitome of costume during that period. Starting from mamianqun, this paper focuses on the shape and structure of mamianqun during the Ming and Qing dynasties as its research subject and explores the significance of the times behind mamianqun by analyzing its shape, structure, and modeling characteristics.


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