03 MARCH 2023

Clothing (衣 "Yi")

In Chinese, #衣 (pronounced “Yi”) means #clothing, #apparel or #attire. It’s 1 of the 4 basic needs being emphasised in the #Chinese tradition. In ancient times, cloth is crucial to keep warm and is very much appreciated. Nowadays, apparel is available everywhere and acts as an element of #fashion more than a necessity.

Cloth has a way to display a person’s individual #identity and #personality. In addition, it also speaks volume about one’s cultural and historical view as in what an individual is wearing could identify the particular religious and cultural norms that they adherent. Consequently, #traditional #clothing is a vital role in a country’s #history.