The ancient Egyptians started wearing apron 5000 years ago. However, the apron had to be wrapped around the waist for several weeks and tied in front of it, so it was also called loincloth.
However, in China, apron is said to have developed from a shroud. At that time it was called 绂 (fú), and Xu Shen interpreted it as: a square scarf, plus a silk or leather band. That is, a square scarf with a belt has the function of covering a specific part of people, and it is not used to prevent cold and keep warm. Book of Rites · Yuzao said: Hey, two feet down, one foot up and three feet long. The size and shape are similar to the current apron.
绂 was invented very early and was invented by the earliest people in the ancient obscurity era. What is the reason for the invention? Some people think that in the ancient obscurity era, humans have evolved from crawling on the ground with limbs to walking upright, and the parts below the genitals are exposed. At this time, humans have a sense of shame. In order to avoid the sight of others, they invented A shroud.
However, some people think that humans invented apron such as 绂 by no means to avoid the sight of others, but they often go through the forest or grass when they walk, and their genitals are in danger of being injured at any time. Aprons like this to avoid genital injuries.
After China entered the slave society, the 绂 had no practical value, but merely became an adornment for the ruler and the distinguished. Xu Shen s Shuo Wen Jie Zi described 绂 as follows: Tianzi Zhu, princes red, and scholar-officials are on balance. It means that Tianzi wears scarlet puppets, princes wear light red puppets, and doctors wear cyan puppets. This shows that 绂 is a sign of the ruler s rank.
Later, the silk or leather strap of 绂 was extended to be the ribbon of the official seal of the ancient department, and it was recorded in Hanxun Xiongxuan: The award was given to the seal. Wang Dan Yu Jinyin and ribbon.
At present, apron is mainly popular among the southern folk and Tibetan, Gaoshan, Jingpo and other ethnic groups. For people in other regions, the apron is generally a sanitary protective article worn when cooking and doing housework, and is no longer a piece of clothing that can be worn for travel.