Vintage NOS Chinese Cheongsam Shirt Blouse Top Embroidered Magenta Silk Size L
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a vintage 1960s era, maybe late 1950s, unused, new old stock (NOS) cheongsam style tunic blouse or top featuring a silk embroidered Chinese/Asian design in multiple colours of red, yellow, orange, lilac, purple, light blue, medium blue, white, pink, brown, green and light green against a magenta silk background with white sleeve cuffs. The pattern consists of pagodas and Chinese flora. It is made in a traditional Chinese form with a standing collar, wide cut sleeves in an above the wrist length, and a “frog” closure from the neck along the right side. The opening and cuffs are edged in yellow. This piece came from a Chinese gift shop that was in business from the 1940s through until the late 80s. Please view my other listings for other pieces.
Labels: There is no label but I have a couple of other robes that are similar to this that still have the paper label. Those labels read “Dainty Embroidery Trade Mark Real Hand-Work Made in Hong Kong
Material: No label, but obviously silk
Sizing: No size is indicated, and although it should fit a woman that fits a US size large, please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Sleeves: 27” long from the mid-neck (54” across the top from sleeve cuff to sleeve cuff)
Sleeve Inseam: 17” long, approximate
Chest: 44, taken under the arms (22” across pit to pit)
Waist: 44” around
Overall length: 28”, measured flat
Condition: It is in like-new condition as it was never used and well stored over the years. I have not steamed it or pressed it for photography, which is why original folds and creases are visible in the photos.
This is a striking top - lovely quality, beautiful colour!