On this jacquard satin cheongsam, or chi pao, the highly-decorative almost 9cm-wide black lace hem, which is highly-decorative, poses an interesting contrast to the foundation fabric, which is in the popular salmon pink color. And the bold palette of pink and black accentuates a mysterious feminine beauty. While hemming with lace, the maker of this gown carefully pleated the lace tapes when necessary to make it more adaptive to the curvy edge of the bottom lap, collar and cuff. The noticeable black piping together with the” 一”-shaped frogs on the right-side slit serves as a bridge between the decorative elements on the upper half with those on the lower.


  • Title: Salmon-pink Jacquard Satin Lined Cheongsam with Lace Hem Front
  • Date: Republic of China (1912-1949 AD)
  • Original Source: http://www.biftmuseum.com/
  • Physical format: 130.5cmx73.5cm
  • Ethnic group: Han

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