Traditional Chinese hanfu designs debut in Malta

Updated: 2024-01-13 15:27
( Xinhua )

Yu Cheng, who is responsible for managing the hanfu costume society, shows a set of Hanfu costume at the China Cultural Center in Valletta, Malta, on Jan 12, 2024. [Photo/Xinhua]

"This is my opportunity to actively participate in the dissemination of Chinese culture, allowing more people to understand and fall in love with Chinese culture through the allure of traditional Chinese clothing," Yu, who is responsible for managing the hanfu society, told Xinhua.

Her passion for hanfu has led Yu to include styles from the Western Han Dynasty, the Tang Dynasty, the Song Dynasty, and the Ming Dynasty in her collection. About half of her collection is custom-made, with some pieces being made from silk and prepared by people who continue to practice the art of making kesi, a kind of Chinese silk tapestry, and Suzhou embroidery.

Hanfu has already become Yu's daily attire. She wears various styles of hanfu when she goes out for a stroll or shopping, inevitably drawing the curiosity of onlookers.

"Gradually, more and more people realize that our traditional Chinese clothing is rich and beautiful. Many people are attracted to it, and I feel very proud," she said. "I aspire to contribute with my efforts to preserving and promoting traditional Chinese culture."

The China Cultural Center will take Yu's initiative to the next level by getting some more hanfu sets from China, some for exhibition purposes and some for people to try on.

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