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Long-sleeve Warm-silver Jacquard Satin Cheongsam with Gourd Motifs Front

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

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

This elegant, decorous gown with a proper size and fit features a “厂”-shaped placket, regular long barrel sleeves, and a round standing collar with a height of 5 cm. With no obvious lines of bust, waist or hip on its silhouette in a “A” shape generally with two slightly expanding laps, this piece has the smallest girth around the armholes. It is concluded that this item was made in the early 1920s based on its characteristics of collar and sleeves.
Finished with ingenious craftsmanship and meticulous, thoughtful work, this cheongsam in a simple model is very much appealing to the eye with the elegant main tone going with super fine 2 mm-wide sapphire piping. The tailor took great efforts to make sure that the floral patterns, though not conspicuous to the eye, along the seam of the left and right front panels look consistent, as if they were on a single complete piece.

Details

  • Title: Long-sleeve Warm-silver Jacquard Satin Cheongsam with Gourd Motifs Front
  • Date: Republic of China (1912-1949 AD)
  • Physical format: 124cm*122.5cm
  • Ethnic group: Han

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