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Gun Kwa Skirt (Wedding Skirt)

Mid 20th century
Textile with embroidery

37 3/4 in. x 25 in. (95.89 cm x 63.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2010.4.39
Other Number(s): 2006.2.4 (Previous No.)
Geography: Asia, China
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing; Outerwear
Culture/Nationality: Chinese, Likely Cantonese
Collection: Ann L. Pfeiffer-Murphy Collection

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  • embroidery - Refers to works characterized by a pattern or design executed in stitches using thread or fine wire. The designs are typically executed on textiles, but leather, paper, or another media may also be used; the designs may be intended to be framed, or to decorate apparel, bed linens, furniture coverings, pillows, altar cloths, ceremonial hangings, or other items.
  • skirts - Main garments of varying length extending from the waist or hip and covering a part of the lower body. Also, the lower part of a dress, coat, or other garment.
  • weddings - Ceremonies or rites joining a couple in matrimony, with its attendant festivities. For the state of marriage, use "marriage (social construct)."

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