Ancient costumes of Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Young researcher Tran Quang Duc took over 3 years to study ancient costumes of Vietnam during the period from the tenth to the nineteenth century and completed the book “Ngan Nam Ao Mu” (A Study of Costumes in 1,000 Years).Book reviews fashion through the ages

Through many ancient paintings and research documents of a number of Asian countries and Vietnam, the costumes of Vietnamese people in the dynasties of Ly, Tran, Le, Nguyen … have been initially restored and to “fill” the gap of information in this field.

The costume of the Ly, Tran kings, which was restored based on ancient relieves.The costume of the Ly, Tran kings, which was restored based on ancient relieves.
From top to bottom: Imperial mantle of the Le Trung Hung dynasty, imperial mantle of the Nguyen Dynasty and the costume of Lord Nguyen.From top to bottom: Imperial mantle of the Le Trung Hung dynasty, imperial mantle of the Nguyen Dynasty and the costume of Lord Nguyen.
The costume of aristocrats of the Nguyen Dynasty.The costume of aristocrats of the Nguyen Dynasty.
The costumes of a soldier in 1690 (drawn by a foreigner) and a soldier in the Le Dynasty (a work at the Vietnam History Museum).The costumes of a soldier in 1690 (drawn by a foreigner) and a soldier in the Le Dynasty (a work at the Vietnam History Museum).
The costume used by the middle class in the Nguyen Dynasty.The costume used by the middle class in the Nguyen Dynasty.
Ladies in the Le Dynasty.Ladies in the Le Dynasty.
According to research by Tran Quang Duc, during the Trinh – Nguyen conflict, the “turban” was born in Dang Trong (Cochinchina) and became the precursor to the later ready-to-wear turban. Photo: a soldier in Cochinchina in 1793.
Portrait of a mandarin in Da Nang Bay (by a foreign author).Portrait of a mandarin in Da Nang Bay (by a foreign author).
Costumes of the Vietnamese in Cochinchina during the Trinh-Nguyen conflict (by a foreign author).Costumes of the Vietnamese in Cochinchina during the Trinh-Nguyen conflict (by a foreign author).
Costume of King Tran Anh Tong in an ancient painting.Costume of King Tran Anh Tong in an ancient painting.
Hats of mandarins in the Tran Dynasty.Hats of mandarins in the Tran Dynasty.

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According to research by Tran Quang Duc, there was a long time the Vietnamese cut hair short or shaved hair on the forehead and nape. In the picture: Vietnamese with short hair, barefoot, carry the hammock for Buddhist Emperor Tran Nhan Tong in an ancient painting.

Annam mandarins in a painting by a Korean ambassador.Annam mandarins in a painting by a Korean ambassador.
An Nam mandarins in plainclothes in 1751.An Nam mandarins in plainclothes in 1751.
The costumes of Lord Trinh Sam, based on the statue at Kim Lien Pagoda in Ha Noi.The costumes of Lord Trinh Sam, based on the statue at Kim Lien Pagoda in Ha Noi.
The difference between the costumes of people in Tonkin (left) and Cochinchina (right). Painting of a foreign author.The difference between the costumes of people in Tonkin (left) and Cochinchina (right). Painting of a foreign author.
The costume used in the Le Trung Hung dynasty. On the right are some blouses excavated at Nhat Tan peach garden in Hanoi. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Nguyen Lan Cuong).The costume used in the Le Trung Hung dynasty. On the right are some blouses excavated at Nhat Tan peach garden in Hanoi. (Photo courtesy of Prof. Nguyen Lan Cuong).
Lord Nguyen Phuc Thuan (17th century) at a temple in Hue.Lord Nguyen Phuc Thuan (17th century) at a temple in Hue.
Portrait of a mandarin in Le Trung Hung Dynasty.Portrait of a mandarin in Le Trung Hung Dynasty.
The costume of King Khai Dinh. Compiled by T. VanThe costume of King Khai Dinh. Compiled by T. Van
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