It is estimated that the original jacquard satin used for this dress had a width of 70cm based on the length of seams on sleeves. Soft-feeling silk tabby with a similar color was used as lining. Small jacquard motifs and wave-shaped patterns can be seen on the dark coffee ground, adding a sense of rhythmic movement.
Slightly fitting with curvy lines, this mandarin gown is 87cm wide between two cuffs and 135cm long from collar to bottom hemline, which rests at the ankles. It has a typical style of those cheongsams commonly seen in women’s daily wear the 1930s and 1940s, as shown in many old pictures handed down from that period of time. But the palette, textile, hem and frogs of this item are all mediocre.