Thought it would be fun to create a series showcasing nth century fashions of the Sinosphere (aka the East Asian cultural sphere/Confucian world, aka countries culturally influenced by China). I decided to depict middle to upper class women and tried my best to avoid royalty, concubines, dancers, and so on. If I am able to find adequate references, I’d like to do a series for the Indosphere (India-influences on Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, etc), Pacific Islands, Middle East, etc.
The drawings are drawn according to the original paintings and reconstructed fashions. You can see the refs on my tumblr.
Feel free to let me know if there are any errors.
All these things are wrong.
It is equal to crime to the cultures of the countries.
Characteristic error is Korean clothes, the majority of the people are all white clothes.
There was no staining technology. All colored clothes are imported from China. Therefore, everything except the royal family is white.
It is too stupid report.
I did find your source image, but it's distorted a bit since it's drawn and she's sitting, not standing.
Also the overcoat (Durumagi) was not that common, but for sitting portraits, the lady of the house may have worn them--but for going outside of the house, not likely, since the head was covered by nobility with a pleated garment. Sometimes, too, the women wore a white sash from their skirt ties (chima) which was like a handkerchief and sometimes was embroidered as shown here: i.pinimg.com/originals/cc/61/3…
I should note, though by the 16th century, hanbok did change a bit. The heavy pleating disappeared, though the skirt was still pleated at the top.
So you get something more like this: news.chosun.com/site/data/html… (leftmost picture in the series). Though for a scholar and his wife, she wouldn't have been able to probably afford that much gold and silver on her clothing which was often limited to royalty. She may emphasize her status, though, by having embroidery on her sleeves, etc.
So at the time Korea was closer to 15th century China, but had different ties, a shorter jacket, etc.
Muromachi looks like this: i.pinimg.com/originals/64/2f/e… (The coat is a big give away) Yours looks more Edo period (1600's), rather than Muromachi. She also looks like she's wearing zori, instead of geta, which would be noble class wear (except, of course, inside the house) The coat, BTW, would have been worn inside and outside the house for Japanese.
Probably wiser to limit it to one century because I know it changed in the countries you mentioned by the centuries.
This is beautifully drawn, but I thought I'd give historical facts along with it. I know it was difficult to draw this, so by no means am I "demanding" it be corrected or whatever, but I thought I would give caveats and some insights into what you chose.
Many people are confused about Korea clothing - the early Joseon dynasty,
but you're right.
You probably found the painting of Hayeon(하연) and his wife, did't you?
Even Korean not good at old clothing well
so I'm very glad you try to get much information and knowledge.
If you have any question about Korean traditional clothing, let me know.
I'm an illustrator drawing Hanbok, maybe I can help you as much as possible
It's good, but these days, we watch some misinformed clothing by media, especially movie & drama.
so you'd better check other east Asian clothing near Korea.
Baekje(K) → Asuka(J)
Tang(C) → Silla(K)
Song/Yang(C) → Goryeo(K) → Yuan/Ming(C) → Joseon(K)
They influenced each other like that.
I want to show some pre-Joseon clothing images soon
I have done lots of research on Korean fashion and got the "gist" of them, but I can never tell which are for commoners, royals, servants, princesses, queens, etc. Hopefully your arts can clear them up
This quote is form a Chinese historical artifact that talks about Goryeo Yang. It says that this Goryeo Yang style came from Goryeo and became a trend when a woman from Goryeo visited there.
By the way, I said that the clothing style above is Goryeo style but in Goryeo Dynasty, there were styles of clothing like the style above and the style similar to Ming Dynasty style. The style above is actually a type of a formal dress, and people usually wore clothes similar to the Ming Dynasty clothing picture above.
Here is some of Chinese records about Goryeo/Koryo-Yang.
Original Chinese Text of Xu Zizhi Tongjian Changbian Chapter 201-14 Yuan 32:
《续资治通鉴 卷二百一十四 元纪三十二》记载：“后亦多畜高丽美人，大臣有权者，辄以此遗之，京师达官贵人，必得高丽女然后为名家。自至正以来，宫中给事使令，大半高丽女，以故四方衣服、靴帽、器物，皆仿高丽，举世若狂。”
"As the Empress (Empress Ki during the Shiwei Mongol Yuan Dynasty) whom the (Mongol) Emperor married was a Goryeo beauty, all the ruling court elites at the capital (Shiwei Mongols) thought very highly of this and married Goryeo women as wives to lead prosperous households. As a result of this in the Yuan Dynasty court, all the court officials began to adapt Goryeo style clothing, shoes and caps, as well as attire that it became known throughout the (known) world."
Original Chinese Text of Shu Yuan Za Ji
Mamigun (Maweiqun a type of clothing) was originally from the Joseon Nation (Goryeo), and was adapted into the capital city, it was not particularly expensive... In the later years of Chenghua Emperor (Ming Emperor before Hongzhi Emperor) the civil servants of the royal court began to wear this. In Winter and Summer they did not take off these clothes... As these costumes were deemed 'barbaric' (culturally incompatible) they were banned during the rule of the Hongzhi Emperor.
Original Chinese Text of Manpubiji discussing about Yuan-Ming History:
"To widen the skirt size, inside the attire horse tails are used to make this clothing. This skirt is to flaunt the body and slim people therefore wear two to three, the clothing is designed to spread wide and is shaped like an umbrella."
translation cr Korean Sentry Forum