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Black satin with floral cut design and pleated sleeves (黑色提花緞地摺袖)

During the Japanese colonial period (1910~1920’s)
Length: 110 cm
Width: 110 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 59-cm side slits, with worm embroidery at the top for reinforcement.

The ground textile is black jacquard fabric stitched with plum blossom and bamboo patterns while the lining is of turquoise cotton. The collar, the placket and the sleeve cuffs are trimmed with black jacquard fabric and are edged with blue jacquard fabric as well as richly-colored woven strips of bands. The cuffs are back-folded 13.5 cm, and adorned with five pairs of gilt bronzed buttons with plum blossom carvings. This is the typical formal dress for young Hakka women in the Liudui regions of southern Taiwan.


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