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  • Place of origin:

    China (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1920s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin silk and silk embroidery

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Paulus Thomson

  • Museum number:

    FE.3:1 to 3-2013

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blue satin silk pyjama consisting of sleeveless top, trousers and jacket embroidered satin stitch in white silk and blue silk.

Place of Origin

China (possibly, made)


1920s (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin silk and silk embroidery

Object history note

The donor said that the ensemble belonged to his paternal grandparents, who spent the late 1920s and 1930s in Burma. It is possible the clothing was purchased there.

Descriptive line

Tex, China, 20th century. Lounge pyjama ensemble consisting of blue silk top, jacket and a pair of trousers, embroidered with Chinese landscape motifs in silk.

Production Note

most likely made for export market




Satin; Satin stitch


Evening wear; Fashion


East Asia Collection

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