The earliest “raincoat” _ ancient clothes

China s raincoats first appeared in the Zhou Dynasty. The Book of Songs, Xiaoya, No Sheep states: Er Mulai thinks, He Ji He Ji. Han Maoheng s annotations are: Hey, so prepare for rain; Hey, so the summer heat. And Jade articles · grass The Ministry said: Well, … straw clothes, too. This kind of raincoat is made of grass, then also called the clothes.

The main material of hemp fiber is Suocao. The barnyard grass is hollow, and its skin is smooth, and rainwater is not easy to penetrate. Because yarrow is a bitch, regardless of respect or inferiority, everyone wears this kind of yak when it rains .

However, Liu Qi of Beiqi s New Theory said: The sable white fox, the system is attacking, Yu Ruoqingyun, bright as Jingyu, the beauty of this robe is also; If it is rotten, the evil of this suit is also the same. Although Qiu is different, the robe is the same; although the beauty and evil are different; the application is even. It means that Yi clothing and the mink fox fur are naturally incomparable, but when encountering rain and snow, the mink fox fur is not comparable to the mink clothing. Therefore, the yiyi became the main rainproof clothing of ancient people. This is also reflected in the poems. Tang Cui Dao Rong has a poem in Tian Shang: Two -footed Takada white, mandarin duck plowing in the middle of the night. People and cattle do their best, and the East is unknown.

Later, people used sedges to knit sackcloth. Song Yangpu had a poem Sandcoat: The soft green and blue dress is victorious..

Later, people began to use oils such as silk to make raincoats, called oil coats. Sui Su · Emperor Ji: Shangyou self-decorated, at that time known as Ren Xiao, tasted hunting and encountering rain, and entered the oil coat from side to side.

With the development of society, more and more materials for raincoats are made, such as burlap, brown silk, jade grass and other materials, and even a raincoat is woven from leaves called Doro.

However, although there are many materials for raincoats in ancient China, they all have disadvantages. They are not really convenient raincoats. Really convenient raincoats were invented by foreigners. In a rubber factory in Scotland, England, there is a worker named Mackintosh. One day in 1823, Mackintosh accidentally smeared the rubber juice on his clothes and couldn t wipe it off. Instead, he became infected with a large piece of helplessness, and he had to wear this dirty clothes to go home in the drizzle. What I didn t expect was that the clothes in it were not wet at all in the place where he got the glue, so he simply covered the whole body with the rubber juice and made a piece of clothing that could resist rain.

From then on, Mackintosh devoted himself to the development of rainproof cloth, and finally in 1832 successfully made the first waterproof cloth that can be used for clothes. It is a pity that although the clothes coated with rubber are impervious to water, they are hard and brittle in winter, and they are neither beautiful nor comfortable to wear, and they become sticky and smelly in summer.

After the 20th century, the emergence of plastics and various waterproof fabrics made the styles and colors of raincoats increasingly rich. However, people have not forgotten the credit of Mackintosh, calling the raincoat Mackintosh, and the word raincoat in English is mack-intosh. (Responsible editor: China History Network)

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