Chinese Fashions Coloring Book

Chinese Fashions Coloring Book

Dover Publications Inc.


"Over 1,000 years of Chinese fashions for men & women are featured in this exquisitely rendered coloring book -- from a strapless, high-waisted dress with a transparent outer robe worn during the Tang Dynasty (C.E. 618-907) to an elegant, knee-length sheath trimmed with floral applique (late Republic Period).

"Also included are ready-to-color images of a Tang Dynasty official wearing a flowing robe & a hat denoting his rank as a civil servant; military men of the Song Dynasty (960-1279) attired in boots, tunics, & trousers & sporting sheathed swords; two actors from the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368) in lavishly embroidered robes; a musician of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); a street vendor of the Ming Dynasty in a simple belted robe & trousers; young housemaids of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), wearing loose robes belted at the waist with colorful ties; a high official & his wife in elborately embroidered robes & skirts of the Qing Dynasty; & two young women of the Republic Period wearing delicately embroidered ankle-length skirts & loose-sleeved tops.

"Captions describe each garment in a collection that will delight coloring book fans & enthusiasts of East Asian cultures."

Includes a history of Chinese fashion at the front & 43 different images to color. By Ming-Ju Sun, paperback coloring book.

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