Pink floral cheongsam with a matching shawl

This pink floral ankle length cheongsam with long sleeves belonged to Mdm Zhuo Yu Chun, director of Tai Wee Company Pte Ltd. It has red and white piping all over. The frog buttons are in the shape of a gourd, which symbolises longevity. The cheongsam is made of synthetic satin silk and comes with a matching shawl made of the same fabric. According to the donor, she was inspired by her grandmother who used the selendang back in Indonesia. Hence this cheongsam and the matching shawl are hybrid of Malay and Chinese influences.

Date/Period
1970s-1980s
Region
Hong Kong and Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 120.7 x 95.9 cm
Accession No.
2009-02166
Material
satin silk, synthetic
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mdm Zhuo Yu Chun
Category
Garments and Accessories