Asian by the lower class of society rarely

Asian Culture began in China, potentially in 5000 B.C.E. , around the same point that Egypt and Mesopotamia were , which is now Iraq. In 1875 B.C.E. , Chinese society became  more organized and Chinese dynasties, prominent families who ruled society at the time, began. In the Xia dynasty, which lasted from 1875-1550 B.C.E., the very basic start of Chinese clothing started. Most people at this point in society would wear simple tunics or jackets with loose pants. The tunic or jacket was called a san and the pants were called a ku. The length of these tunics were seasonal dependent, either being shorter to a person’s waist or long, almost reaching the floor. Mandarin collars also began at this time in history and typically had a gap in the collar at the center front of the garment. While during China’s early years, hemp, which is a fiber with similar characteristics to linen was made from a tall Asian herb, was used to make all of their clothing. In the Song dynasty, which lasted from 960-1279 C.E. , cotton was used instead of hemp as it was easier to dye and grow. Poor people didn’t wear anything decorative that would make them stand out as it was considered offensive due to the rules of Chinese society which made sure it was easy to tell differences between the upper and  lower classes of society. The clothing that the emperor wore was highly important and was sued to show his status and importance in society. As chinese clothing was very colour and decoration oriented, the emperor would wear certain colours for the different seasons to go along with and lead the seasonal changes, such as yellow clothing in the summer months. In contrast to this, garments worn by the lower class of society rarely changed for the different seasons, rather then the addition of padding for warmth in the colder months and while cotton was used for the lower class, the upper class preferred silk for their garments. Silk was made by silk worms that were found in mulberry trees. It was a comfortable and soft fabric that was luxurious in appearance and was easily dyed. Until the twentieth century, wool was considered to only be used by foreigners and was despised by society as a whole. Japanese culture began to borrow from Chinese traditions around the sixth century. The upper class would wear robes and the lower class wore the tunics and pants which began in early Chinese society. A example of basic Japanese clothing was the Kosode. It was a short sleeved shirt that had a opening at center front and it was paired with a hakama which was a long pair of pants. This would eventually turn into the kimono, a robe that was long and tied around the waist. It’s name means “thing to wear” and was worn by society as a whole, regardless of gender. Depending on how the person would wear it,