Notes on Culture & Antique Art, Ethnic Decor & Vintage Fashion | Wovensouls Art Gallery
Lovely example of a China Minority people’s costume for a little child. Probably Miao.
This apron, worn over a shirt, is extensively embroidered in a fine stitch.
The wide flair of the skirt segment (119cm), created by dozens of tiny close pleats, is similar to the flower skirt of the Miao people.
Thick cotton base and silk embroidery.
Shows signs of use and wear
The choice of colors, the style of garment all offer a glimpse of the culture of the minority groups in the 1940s-1950s.
Width at the Neck: 11cm
Width at the bottom: 119cm !!!!!
Minor repairs present
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.