Miao Women’s Embroidered Collarless Glossy Batik Shirt with Vertical Placket Front

Museum of Ethnic Costumes, Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

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

With no collar, a vertical placket, and one belt attached to each side of the collar, this shirt is in blue glossy batik without lining. Having no seams between shoulders and sleeves, and two side slits opening from bottom right up to 19cm below armpits, the front and rear panels are in the same length, with the the former hemmed with red cotton cloth while that on the latter with blue cloth.
Exquisite green appliques with complex patterns are attached to the collar edge and the shoulder, while the cuffs and bottom are hemmed with white cotton cloth, making the embellished hem stand out on the blue foundation.
Most of the decorative appliques are placed on the upper half of sleeves, the yoke and the back. With a bright palette of green, golden, rose and purple, these floral motifs are outlined with embroidered auspicious patterns such as fish, Chinese character of longevity, phoenix, etc., making these elements visually appealing and highly decorative.


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