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Chinese Opera Costume Jacket, Collar, Skirt, Gauze Aprons (2), and Slippers A: Jacket-Pink satin with a guaze overlay that is heavily emobridered in white and silver sequins. 3 snap closures and 2 tie closures. Lined in white satin and has water sleeves (shui hsiu). 38"L x 107"W (sleeve hem to sleeve hem). B: Collar-Unattached high collar with a bib in pink satin with a guaze overlay that is heaviily embroidered with white and silver sequins. Lined in white satin, it has snap closures in the back, and at the hem there are white woven threads ending in tassels all the way around. 18"L (top of collar to the end of tassels) x 18.5"W. C: Skirt-Pleated pink satin skirt with a white linen waistband. 2 tie closures, one on each side. 42"L x 16"W. D&E: Gauze aprons-Each is comprised of one wider panel and 2 narrow panels of white guaze with silver and white sequins, attached to a white linen waistand that has tie closures. Each panel is edged in silver sequins. 41.5"L x 10"W (tied closed). F&G: Slippers (Ts'ai Hsieh)-2 pink satin slippers with silver sequin designs on the sides. Each slipper has a pink tassel attached to the top, covering the toe. 9"L x 3"W.
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