This costume is made from red satin fabric and beautifully embroidered on the front. It is finished with a long zipper down the back.The style of dress has been popular in China since the 17th century. It originated in the time of the Manchu when the tribes united under the “Banner System”. Both men & women started to wear a ‘banner’ or straight loose fitting tube dress.
In the 1920s the dress became very popular and evolved into the semi fitted dress with the high neck and collar with slits up the side. In the north of China it is known as the Qipao and in the
south the Cheongsam.Chest width is 45cm or can be used as a display. Cold hand washable only.