Peach long sleeve cheongsam with silver, grey, and pink flowers

This is a peach coloured cheongsam with an A-line shape. It is decorated with floral motif on its sleeves and bodice. This is one of the earliest styles of cheongsam, which is loosely fitted and ankle-length while the sleeves are long and wide. It is decorated by knotted buttons and loops known as花钮 ‘hua niu’(frog buttons) on its collar and flap down the right bodice.The early loose-fitting cheongsam is androgynous rather than feminine looking.

Date/Period
Undated (Probably early 20th century)
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 112 x 108 cm
Accession No.
2008-06020
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Datin Patricia Lim Pui Huen
Category
Garments and Accessories