9" X 12
|Chinese Opera Costumes Paper Dolls
- by Ming-Ju Sun
Traditional Chinese Opera, from
the Sung dynasty (960-1279) to the Peking opera of the present, though
varying greatly from period to period and region to region, has always
maintain certain basic elements of style and structure. it is a
highly stylized drama integrating rhythmic instrumental accompaniment
with vocal recitative and song, and often including dance and
acrobatics. Subjects have usually been drawn from history, legend
For paper doll fans and devotees
of Far Eastern art and culture—a splendid collection of 2 figures and 16
dazzling costumes designed for traditional characters in Chinese opera.
Includes a colorful set of trousers and long robe for the Monkey King, a
lavishly embroidered costume for a high-ranking government official, a
simply cut robe with floral designs for a romantic young man, and an
exquisitely embellished floor-length robe for a noble young lady.
Accompanied by ornate headdresses and brief descriptive captions.