Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) -Double Happiness - Anthony Van Lam

Anthony Van Lam

Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) -Double Happiness

Framed: 40 x 30 cmWatercolour on paper
This is the Han people, based on lighter and more flowing clothing, later named Hanfu!
Royal or official weddings are more relaxed in design. Silhouette is loose, and layering is heavily used. The embroidery is less detailed, but the designs are more delicate with prints and light beadings. For a special occasion such as a wedding, they were still elaborate.

Mostly in red and often both bride and groom have elaborate wedding sashes with a double bouquet of fabric ribbons. Almost in all dynasties, the bride will have a heavily embroidered silk veil and swimming with beads. Also, most will wear the beautiful and elaborate Kuituo.