Grey-and-purple striped top

In a purple and pink striped fabric, this top has a high collar, pleated cuffs and large pockets on its front. A lace border with bird motifs is attached to its hem. This top may have been inspired by baju dalam, which was of a similar construction and was popular in the 20th century as an undergarment worn beneath organdie baju panjangs. This is part of a donation which contains a mixture of garments worn by Peranakan men and women.

Date/Period
20th century
Region
Penang
Dimension
Gross measurement: 54.0 x 131.7 cm
Accession No.
2016-00716
Material
Cotton
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kip Lee
Category
Garments and Accessories

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