Chinese Canadian Artifacts Project

Item BARK_1987.2058.0077.A-B - Pantsuit

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Pantsuit

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CA Barkerville Historic Town BARK_1987.2058.0077.A-B

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A blue satin, Chinese woman's maching top and pants. The blue is a very light blue, which now almost appears green due to yellowing of age. The material has a light floral design. The top is constructed similar to a Chinese woman's dress. The entire outfit appears to have been sewn by hand. The top is 48.5cm wide under the armpits, the arm span is 139.5cm, the lenght from top to bottom is 98.8cm. The top buttons onto the N right side directly below the armpit. A single eyelet is below the armmpit but further down are a group of three, which secure nots of silk sewn to the front. Two more are on the shoulder down, attached to the back portion of this side to form the closed section the top. A square pocket is sewn to this flap. Below the flap the front and back portions of the top hang free. The trousers are constructed of four sections. The top section is a dark blue cotton material, which is the waist band. Thisband is 19.7cm wide. The waist is 49.8cm wide. The rest of the pants are made of the same silk material as the top. The leg is 82.5cm long from waist band to the bottom. There is a 6.4cm hem at the bottom of each leg.

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