09 P6.The Kimono

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09 P6.The Kimono

  1. 1. Dress and Appearance Michael T., Lydia F., and Nick T.
  2. 2. 3 rd -4 th Centuries A.D <ul><li>The normal clothes for the 3-4 th centuries A.D. were two piece costumes for both men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>The materials clothes were made of were silk, hemp, linen, satin, and brocade (fabric with raised designs). </li></ul><ul><li>The upper class were the main people who wore silk. </li></ul><ul><li>Yamato period clothing (300-350 A.D) </li></ul>
  3. 3. 8 th Century A.D <ul><li>8 th century is when the strong Chinese influence began. </li></ul><ul><li>Upper class clothes began to reflect Chinese styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Silk had become a lot more popular rather than hemp, linen, brocade or satin. </li></ul><ul><li>Nara period clothing (710-792 A.D.) </li></ul>
  4. 4. 12 th Century A.D <ul><li>Upper class clothes became a lot simpler but stayed as colorful and expensive as before. </li></ul><ul><li>Men’s clothing used darker colors such as brown or grey. </li></ul><ul><li>Women’s clothing used brighter colors, such as yellow or orange. </li></ul><ul><li>Women of the samurai class wore fewer layers of robes and were expected to dress modestly outside of the home. </li></ul><ul><li>Heian period clothing (792-1192 A.D.) </li></ul>
  5. 5. 14 th -15 th Centuries A.D <ul><li>The kimono became standard for men and women. </li></ul><ul><li>For different ages or genders, the kimono was different in color, had shorter parts, or both. </li></ul><ul><li>Muromachi period (1192-1573 A.D.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. 17 th -19 th Centuries A.D <ul><li>The Shogunal government tried to restrict expensive and colorful kimonos to members of the samurai class. </li></ul><ul><li>Merchants and artisans were prohibited to wear bright colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Edo period clothing (1601-1867 A.D) </li></ul>

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