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Welcome to Nüwa's Encyclopedia! The beginning of a journey of over 5,000 years.

Welcome to Nüwa's Encyclopedia! The beginning of a journey of over 5,000 years.

Posted on January 02 2024

What is that skirt called? How is this supposed to be tied? Can I wear hanfu if I'm not Chinese? 

These are the questions I'm here to answer! Hello everyone, my name is Chuyan Wang 王楚嫣, although some of you may know me by my online handle: Mochi Hanfu (@mochihanfu).

Through my many years of loving hanfu 汉服/漢服 obsessively and learning everything I possibly can about it, I've come across quite a few questions from many people. It's understandable, as hanfu is relatively new with the hanfu movement only 2 decades old and information in English is still unfortunately relatively hard to come by.
That's where this blog comes in: Nüwa's Encyclopedia. I'm here to share the history, the influences, the roots of hanfu.
And hopefully answer some of your questions along the way!
A little about me:
I was born and raised in the lovely city of Seattle and in this lovely city is where I've been sharing hanfu and history about hanfu on tiktok. I wanted to spread the love of hanfu to everyone -- beautiful embroideries, delicately woven fabrics, the beauty in the detail, these things are things that everyone can and deserves to enjoy! 
Especially since I know how much joy hanfu brings me. :)
So, what would you like to learn?

We could go chronologically through all the different dynasties, you already get a bit of a basic rundown on the "Learn the History" tab. We could also start by breaking down the makeup or hairstyles of each era!

But I'd much rather hear what you guys are curious about. If you have any burning questions, be sure to leave them below and I'll try to answer them!

Many blessings & good fortune,




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