Child’s black top with gold trimmings and Chinese knotted buttons

This is a child’s black top with gold trimmings and Chinese knotted buttons.This artefact belonged to donor Ms. Angeline Lee Seow Luan’s mother, Mdm. Lim Hwee Luan, a skilful embroider and sewer who worked at the Capitol Embroidery and Dress-making School in the 1950s. With her skills, she embroidered various designs on clothes for her children. She also made her own wedding dress and cheongsam for her wedding. Most women in the 1950s and 1960s were good at sewing and embroidery work.

Date/Period
1930s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 30.2 x 47.8 cm
Accession No.
2008-06286
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Angeline Lee Seow Luan
Category
Garments and Accessories