Ensemble, womens, resist dyed cotton, Shanghai region, China, 1920-1949.
Two piece outfit of jacket and trousers made from indigo resist dyed hand spun and woven cotton.
Jacket: thigh length traditional side fastening on left with hand fashioned and sewn toggles. The collar is high and has a double band of piping and the long sleeves have a double cuff. There is a concealed pocket on the inside panel of the jacket. The jacket features chrysanthemum and plum blossom design. Trousers: traditional Chinese straight cut with wide legs and an applied waistband of unbleached homespun coarse weave cotton. The trousers feature six-petal flowers, stylised butterflies, bamboo, orchids and other flowers.