1895 - 1905 Chinese American Woman's Skirt

Description (Brief)
Ng Shee (1874 - ?) had this two paneled skirt as well as trousers made in Hong Kong at the time of her marriage to Mr. Lee B. Lok in China around 1900. After the marriage Ng Shee lived with her mother in law in China until she joined Mr. Lee in New York City in 1906.
The pleated skirt was often worn with a rectangular apron or wei chu’u over a pair of matching trousers.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1900
maker
unknown
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong, Colony of
worn
United States: New York, Manhattan, Chinatown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
satin (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 88 cm x 107 cm; 34 21/32 in x 42 1/8 in
ID Number
1992.0620.20
accession number
1992.0620
catalog number
1992.0620.20
Credit Line
Gift of James Edgar Mead and Virginia Lee Mead
subject
Chinese American
Immigration
Immigrants
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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