The Development of Hangers in Ancient China

Hangers are the most common furniture all over the world in our daily life. However, do you know how hangers derive from? Hangers were invented by a worker called Albert Parker Huss who was an ironsmith in a small company in America. One day, he was very angry that all clothes-hook in the coatroom were used by others, and then he bent a galvanized wire into the shape of the shoulder of the coat and added a hook on the top. That’s how hangers produced.

In China, hangers appeared at early time. The ritual came in to force in Zhou Dynasty because the nobles paid much attention to their dress. In order to meet this need, hangers appeared very early to hang clothes. The shape and name of hangers are different in different dynasties. In Spring and Autumn period, wooden pole used to hang clothes was called purlin or Mu Shi. The use of hangers was more widely in Song Dynasty and there was visual information. In a picture excavated in Henan province, wooden hangers were consist of two stand column, two wooden pier and two cross-bar.

In Ming Dynasty, the integral shape of hangers still kept the traditional model, but the material, making process and decoration became better. Hangers have reached a very high level of art in Ming Dynasty due to the elaborate manufacture. The cross-dressing policy was carried out in Qing Dynasty which put into force Manchu clothing. As Manchu people were robust and strong, their clothes were heavy and large in size. Clothes of rich people were made from expensive silks and satins, so hangers in Qing Dynasty were huge and dignified.

Ancient hangers have been developing and evolving into modern ones. Traditional style combined with utility function in modern times led to new household products.
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