The Influence of Traditional Auspicious Thoughts on Chinese Belly-Band Patterns

Weili Zi
2017 Chinese Studies  
The traditional bellyband pattern is an artistic form of Chinese national culture and the art carrier of the national history, culture and ideologies as well. In the past decades of years, as the appeal is launched nationally for more efforts in transmitting Chinese culture, studies on traditional bellyband culture are on the rise nationwide. The visualized analysis of bellyband related studies during 2001 to 2017 indicates the rising trend in costume pattern study in terms of historical,
more » ... f historical, cultural value as well as artistic aesthetics. As analyzed, Chinese traditional bellyband patterns are closely related to traditional auspicious thoughts in terms of Yin-yang and Five-element thoughts, Nature-man unity, Neutralization and Mean thought and Confucianism and Taoism, and they have become a cultural language by being infiltrated into the costume culture with different symbolic meanings. Therefore, what is endowed in the patterns of bellybands not only embodies auspicious thoughts and the national cultural spirit, but also interprets and expresses the feelings, reflecting the strong desire of people for the auspicious life and prospective future since ancient times.
doi:10.4236/chnstd.2017.63020 fatcat:mmiczhhgarbo5oejcqmw2cax64