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The show

In Parma, the Italian Capital of Culture 2020, from 26 January to 31 December at the Museum of Chinese and Ethnographic Art of the ducal city, a temporary exhibition has arrived that traces, through clothing, ornaments and accessories, a journey into the traditions of the world, at starting from Chinese culture. It is the exhibition "Fashion in the World: clothes tell the life of peoples - From Kimono to Burqa". Clothes have always told the story of peoples' lives. Thanks to clothing and ornaments it is easy to guess, in any people, belonging to a tribe, a social state, an ethnic group. Clothing is a real form of communication that is codified and easily interpretable on a social level.

In the beginning it was silk. And with silk, as bright and precious as gold, in China - there were still three thousand years to the birth of Christ - luxury and fashion were born. Therefore, the place of honor in the exhibition "Fashion in the world: clothes tell the life of peoples" belongs to Chinese clothing. The rooms of the museum become a real atlas of clothing. There are, from China, liturgical clothes of the Taoist tradition: Gipao (the traditional female dress), and Fengguo, born to defend themselves from the steppe wind, accompanied by rich court clothes.


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Viale S. Martino, 8
43123 Parma


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