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Formal dress

China National Silk Museum

China National Silk Museum

The bodice of this costume is closed in front. Petticoat can be seen through the front open in the overskirt. The overall yellow silk was woven with supplementary silver-gilt weft. Wide and narrow stripes appeared alternately on the fabric as the ground and various motifs, such as flowers and ivories can be seen on top of it.

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  • Title: Formal dress
  • Location: Western Countries
  • Location Created: Western Countries
  • Type: Textiles
  • Materials and techniques: Silk
  • Dynasty: 1770s-1780s

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