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Origin of Chinese Costumes
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In the prehistoric society, the Chinese lived in caves. To keep warm, they covered themselves with natural materials like leaves and animal furs, which became the earliest materials for making costumes.
About 18,000 years ago, the
Chinese invented sewing. They cut the animal skins using sharpened stone and bone tools, according to the size of the human body and sewed the outfit together using needles made of bones. From the artifacts of the Peking Man, we learnt
that bone needles were readily available. Costumes ranged from simple scarves to sophisticated clothing were excavated from the site of the Peking Man. The
invention of sewing helped the Chinese to achieve high standard of clothe-making,
which helped improve the Chinese adaptability and expanded their territory and