Kinh (Viet) man and woman's garments

These silk garments represent the most popular and widely recognised Vietnamese national costume - the 'ao dai'. It consists of a long gown with a slit on both sides, worn over silk pants, and with probably Chinese- influenced designs. Usually tailor-made, the silk garments were worn on special occasions. The Kinh (Viet) people form the major ethnic Vietnamese group, originating from present-day northern Vietnam and southern China. They are officially known as Kinh to distinguish them from other ethnic groups in Vietnam.

20th century
Accession No.
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Ministry of Culture and Information of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Garments and Accessories

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