While being highly-decorative, the piping with various embellishments also plays a role of preventing the cuffs, placket and lower hem from fraying. As the fabric silk, the super soft and delicate textile most cheongsams are made of, gets deformed easily, the piping sewn with ingenious techniques functions well to keep the edge of the fabric from getting frayed.


  • Title: Detail I of Cheongsam Piping
  • Date: Republic of China (1912-1949 AD)
  • Ethnic group: Han

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