TBT #3: Super quick primer on the differences between Sogdian and Chinese clothing
It’s time for the third TBT of this Kickstarter, so I thought I’d put together some super quick comparison drawings of mine with some commentary on what the very basic differences are between contemporary Sogdian and Chinese clothing*. Both figure heavily in AVtP, so I had to study them both!
First, the men:
And the women:
Please keep in mind that this does *not* put into consideration when Chinese were trying to dress more “Western” and vice-versa. (Totally fashionable at the time to do so, by the way.)
Hope this helps the next time you need to identify a 7th-century fellow 🙂
*DISCLAIMER: These are very general differences in “typical” clothing.