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Blue Satin Lined Crotchless Trousers with Patterns of Phoenix and Flowers Details

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology
Beijing, China

Originated in the Qin dynasty (221-202 BC), crotchless trousers are a type of apparel that stretches from above knees to ankles with the hips and outer sides of the thigh exposed. Worn by both men and women, such a kind of garment usually went with the regular trousers with crotch, serving as both cover and ornament, similar to the function of the present-day oversleeves. Such a design, which was also seen during the later the Song (960-1279 AD) and the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 AD), reached popularity in the Qing dynasty (1644-1911 AD). As stated in the book Classified Notes of Qing-Dynasty Unofficial Historical Material (Qing Bai Lei Chao, 清稗类钞), crotchless trousers, with a triangular upper half and a rectangular lower half (on each of the trousers legs), are usually worn outside padded, lined or unlined pants.
This item with No. MFB001912 has a height of 72.5cm and a leg width of 20.5cm, with blue satin featuring unnoticeable floral patterns for the outer fabric and striped cotton cloth as lining.

Details

  • Title: Blue Satin Lined Crotchless Trousers with Patterns of Phoenix and Flowers Details
  • Date: Republic of China (1912-1949 AD)
  • Original Source: http://www.biftmuseum.com/
  • Physical format: 72.5cm×20.5cm
  • Ethnic group: Han

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