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  • Place of origin:

    Jinan (made)

  • Date:

    1915 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Self-patterned plain weave silk

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Trousers of light green silk self-patterned with a small geometric design of lattice-work and stylised shou characters formed by 3-span warp floats in diagonal alignment against a plain weave ground. The waistband and lining are are of deep pink plain weave cotton, softer and more closely woven than the pink fabric on the other garments in the set. The trousers are left open at the back and crotch. The hem of each leg is edged with three bands of trimming: two warp-patterned silk ribbons, one mauve, one blue; and a wider bias-cut trim of undecorated black plain weave cotton. The trousers and waistband are padded throughout.

Place of Origin

Jinan (made)


1915 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Self-patterned plain weave silk


Length: 44.0 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

Trousers, from a set of clothes for a child, light green self-patterned plain weave silk, Jinan, Shandong province, China, 1915

Production Note

Jinan, Shandong province


Silk (textile); Cotton (textile)


Plain weave

Subjects depicted



Textiles; Children's clothes


East Asia Collection

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