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White cambric with a stand-up collar and a right-to-left diagonal placket (白麻紗地立領大襟)

The early era of the Japanese colonial period (1890~1910’s)
Length: 89.5 cm
Width: 128.5 cm

This garment features a stand-up collar with a low-cut neckline, and a short placket with the right diagonal lapel overlapping the left, and broad loose sleeves. This garment has two 23-cm side slits, each with two worm embroidery at the top for reinforcement.

The ground textile is white linen, with the collar, the placket and the sleeve cuffs piped with black linen border. A blue fabric embroidered with white rhombus patterns was employed for decoration. The trimming includes a cotton woven band embroidered with patterns of transformed butterflies, and with the same shade of color adorned with five loop buttons made of cotton as well as five round bronze buttons. The overall design of this garment is modest. As the linen is made of soft and light fiber, this garment is presumably to be worn by Hakka women in Northern Taiwan in summer.


Digital Archives Program of Textiles and Clothing, Department of Textiles and Clothing, Fu-Jen Catholic University