What should Magnolia look like?
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What should Magnolia look like? 】 Hua Mulan first appeared in the narrative poem Mulan Ci of the Southern and Northern Dynasties. The poem was written in the Northern Wei Dynasty of the Southern and Northern Dynasties. It was first recorded in Chen's Ancient and Modern Music Records of the Southern Dynasty. So it seems that if Mulan really existed, it should also be a character before the Northern Wei Dynasty.
Through some female pottery figurines unearthed from Jin to Northern Dynasties, we can see what "Mulan" might look like at that time. Of course, the costumes of the terracotta warriors in the whole Northern Dynasty also showed different stages of development. From the early stage of Xianbei, to the stage of Han costume with broad-sleeved clothes, and then to the stage of anti-sinicization of Xianbei and old customs; finally, the cage figurines changed from female images to male ones, and the disappearance of the cage-crowned figurines, as an important type of the Northern Dynasty figurines, represented the decline of the Northern Dynasty figurines.
Nevertheless, the changes of female terracotta figures in the Northern Dynasty confirm the conclusion that the social status of women in the Northern Dynasty is higher in the literature study. The emergence of female terracotta figures in the Northern Dynasty, women's preference for men's clothes and the popular shirt-breasted cross-dress of female terracotta figures in the western region reflect the open social atmosphere of women in the Northern Dynasty, which is more open for women in Sui and Tang Dynasties. The arrival of social atmosphere laid the foundation.