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Hanger history

Jul 12, 2018

The hanger was invented by a worker named Albert Parkhouse. At that time, he was a blacksmith who made a lampshade in a wire and small handicraft company in Michigan, USA. One day he was angrily surprised that the coat hook of the factory cloakroom had been fully occupied. He took out a piece of wire and bent it into a coat. The shape of the shoulder is added with a hook on it. This invention was patented and patented by his boss, which is the origin of the hanger.

Hangers are a type of furniture that appeared earlier in China. Zhou Dynasty began to implement ritual system. The aristocratic class attached great importance to the dress. In order to meet this need, a shelf dedicated to hanging clothes appeared earlier. The hangers of each dynasty are different in form and their names are different. During the Spring and Autumn Period, the wooden poles of the cross frame were used to hang clothes and 曰 "桁", also called "木施".

In the Song Dynasty, the use of hangers was more common than the previous generation, and there was image information. The hangers in the murals of Song Tombs in Song County, Henan Province, supported by two columns, a crossbar, two ends of the crossbar, two ends Slightly upturned and made into a flower shape. The lower part uses two horizontal wooden piers to stabilize the column, and between the two columns at the lower part of the upper crossbar, a cross cymbal is added to strengthen the column.

The overall shape of the hangers of the Ming Dynasty still maintains the traditional mode, but the materials, production and decoration are especially fine. The lower end of the hanger is made of two blocks of wood, and the inside and outside are embossed and embossed on both sides, and the column is planted on the pier. The upper part and the lower part of the standing tooth are connected with the column and the pier. The two piers are connected with a small piece of wood. Because the grid has a certain width, it can be placed on shoes and the like. The underside of the joint of each horizontal material and the column has a through-cutting back to the back of the flower. The hangers were selected from materials, design and sculpture, and reached a high level of art in the Ming Dynasty.

The hangers of the Ming and Qing Dynasties are elegant in shape, beautifully decorated, with fine carvings and bright lacquer. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the official wore a red sash hat and wore a horseshoe sleeve robes with front and back complements. Therefore, the hangers of the Qing Dynasty were tall, and there were crossbars on the standing columns. The two ends were picked up, carved with ornaments, and robes. On the crossbar, it is called the gantry. The Qing Dynasty implemented the "easy service" policy, and promoted the wearing of human costumes, which were full of human body and tall, and the clothes they wore were large in size and heavy in weight. The clothes with rich and statused people are made up of silk and satin with piles of flowers and embroidered phoenix. Therefore, the prosperity, dignity and hugeness of the hangers in the Qing Dynasty are the characteristics of this period and the differences between other eras.

The hangers of the Qing Dynasty are also commonly known as "chasing clothes racks". They are mainly used for men's official uniforms. Therefore, all the hangers are like two dragons that look up first, arrogantly lying there, symbolizing the prosperity of the official transport, the rest such as " Fu, "Lu", "Shou" and various decorative floral decorations further emphasize their values.

In ancient times, the hangers arrived in modern times and have a new evolution and development. The combination of traditional styles and modern practical functions has produced new home products, which have a unique charm.