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  • Place of origin:

    Jinan (made)

  • Date:

    1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Satin weave silk with cotton edging and embroidered decoration

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

The decorative bib is cut from one width of bright magenta satin weave silk and edged with a deep frill of pale blue plain weave cotton. Where the frill joins the magenta silk, a black and white scalloped woven trimming (different from that on the jacket) has been applied with red tacking stitches. This trimming also edges a horizontal pocket opening in the middle of the bib. The silk is embroidered with flowers in twisted embroidery thread predominantly in satin stitch, and above the pocket four characters are embroidered.
The bib is lined with a deep pink plain weave fabric.

Place of Origin

Jinan (made)


1915 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Satin weave silk with cotton edging and embroidered decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'si ji ping an'
four seasons peace peace'
Embroidered characters on the front of the bib.


Height: 63.0 cm, Width: 35.0 cm

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1986/915.

Part of a set of clothes for a child consisting of a jacket, a bib, two pairs of trousers, a bonnet, a headband and a pair of shoes. They were made for the vendor by wealthy elderly Chinese ladies living next door to her parents in Jinan, and presented to them in December 1915. The clothes never worn but treasured by vendor's mother. See FE.12-1986 for a more detailed history.

Descriptive line

Bib, from a set of clothes for a child, magenta silk satin with blue cotton edging and embroidered decoration, Jinan, Shandong province, China, 1915

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Wang Yarong ,Zhongguo minjian cixiu, Hong Kong: Shang wu yin shu guan, 1985

Production Note

Jinan, Shandong province


Silk (textile); Silk thread; Cotton (textile)


Satin weave; Embroidering; Plain weave

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns


Textiles; Children's clothes; Embroidery; Accessories


East Asia Collection

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