hsiu hua chun (Skirt)

About this object

Cultural context

worn on ceremonial occasions.

Physical description

Light orange damask skirt panel (part a) with tiny pleats and embroidery. Across the top is a wide cotton waistband with three frog fasteners. A purple tie is attached to a loop on the waistband. The orange damask is woven containing large peony motifs. On the edges of the skirt are scalloped borders with a floral motif in red, yellow and green on a ground with dark blue trim. On the front and back are xiezhi?, phoenix, peony and mountain motifs in pink, red, gold, green and blue. The inside is unlined.