Skirt

Accession Loan No.
50/1943/60
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Common Name
skirt
Simple Name
skirt
Full Name
Chinese skirt
Production Country
China, People's Republic of
Production Area Region
East Asia
Production Continent
Asia
Family Group

Material
silk (hand embroidered)

    There are 9 comments

    • Zi Ren, international student majoring in Translation
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      I like this best. Sometimes there are two dragons chasing a pearl. Shuang long xi zhu [literally means] dragons play pearl. Normally you can see an officer’s position from his clothes and from his hat with a pearl on top.

    • Zi Ren, international student majoring in Translation
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      [It looks like] Chinese knitting…. [This one’s] a bat. This one’s like a fish…. You can see this is clouds. Do you remember the 2008 Olympic torch with lucky clouds? When we have dragon dance[s] you have someone holding a ball. (Looking at the other symbols) …This one’s like a cake, a cupcake. On TV we have programmes about the Qing dynasty (also known as the Manchu family, the last ruling dynasty of China, until 1912) and this one is like the one for a judge. I think [the symbol emerging from the sea] is a ship.

    • Zainab, from Saudi Arabia
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Yes!

    • Ruth Gidley, Moving Here
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Would you wear it?

    • Zainab, from Saudi Arabia
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      I like this skirt.

    • Shelley Tobin, RAMM Assistant Curator of Costume
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      This might be a gourd. And there’s a fan and a vase.

    • Zainab, from Saudi Arabia
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      A spider?

    • Ruth Gidley, Moving Here
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      Is this a bat? (Looking at one of the embroidered motifs)

    • Aysegul Safitürk, a teacher from a traditional Turkish family
      22 March 2017 | Permalink | Reply to this comment

      In Turkey you don’t have faces on embroidery. This skirt could be used in today’s fashions.

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