Introduction: throughout the Chinese history, we can find that each period has a clothing which can be used to represent the era. For example, the Chinese cheongsams, it is self-contained and form its own unique costume culture. Pankou is one important part of this kind of dresses. We can also find that this kind of pankous are derived from the ancient pines into the practical and decorative ones. Though pankou is small, it contains the Chinese nation’s unique cultural connotation.
Once upon a time, the gradual loss of Chinese traditional culture made many people who paid close attention to this culture feel disappointed. Many people made various efforts to protect Chinese traditional culture.
There is a small fishing port city called Shipu in Zhejiang province. When we walk along the streets, we may feel that we are in a seaside culture museum. The town has one small museum which is mainly used to show people pankous, which including more than 600 varieties of pankous. If you like pankou cultures, you can come to this city to have a look at those delicate little things. We can also learn more things from this museum.
Though pankou is small, it contains the Chinese nation’s unique cultural connotation. Pankou can also be called as Cheongsam button, which can be used in the traditional Chinese clothing. This kind of buttons can be used to fix parts of dresses.
The history of pankou is not that long. It is derived from the ancient “knot”. Along with the development of the society, they have been changed into better elements to make Chinese dresses much more beautiful. In ancient times, it was necessary for us to use the tape, rope to fasten the dresses. Knots have rich styles, one with the function of the “knot”, one plays the role of decoration. At the same time, the “knot” can also be used to represent a variety of beautiful auspicious meaning in the minds of ancient people.