Matching lace jacket of green sleeveless cheongsam

This is a matching long-sleeve jacket of a green sleeveless cheongsam (2008-06198). It is decorated with green, yellow and pink floral motifs allover. It has a V-shape neckline and scallop patterns at the hems.This belonged to Datin Aw Cheng Hu. Born in 1914, she was the daughter of Mr Aw Boon Par. She wore this cheongsam when she was in her late 40s and 50s. Datin Aw would personally select her fabrics from Modern Silk Store and Chotirmall along High Street, Singapore, before sending them to Shanghainese tailors who were sought after for their cheongsam making skills.

Date/Period
1950s-60s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Gross measurement: 56.5 x 102.5 cm
Accession No.
2008-06197
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Garments and Accessories