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Red Cotton coat with stand-up collar (紅棉質羅地立領大)

The early years of the Japanese colonial period(1890~1910’s)
Length: 92 cm
Width: 128 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 20.5-cm side slits, each with two worm embroideries at the top for reinforcement.

The ground textile is red leno fabric, with the collar, the placket and the sleeve cuffs piped with blue cotton fabric with white geometrical patterns. The trimming includes decorative green fabric embroidered with geometrical patterns, and with the same shade of color, this garment is adorned with five loop buttons made of cotton as well as five round bronze buttons. The color and tone are brilliant and rich. The fabric is soft and light, and is presumably to be worn by young Hakka women in northern Taiwan in summer.


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