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1st Generation Garment: Chinese Blouse

This is a 1st generation garment: Chinese blouse. It was designed by Christina Kim and manufactured by dosa, inc..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from dosa, inc. as part of Scraps.

It is dated 2003 - present. Its medium is hand-spun, hand-woven brocaded cotton jamdani scraps, cut and sewn.

It is credited Courtesy of dosa inc..

  • Robe (China)
  • silk?.
  • Gift of Fong Chow in memory of Jean Mailey.
  • 1996-109-1
  • Woman's Robe (China)
  • silk.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt, from the textile collection of Mrs. Abram....
  • 1931-4-63
  • Coat (China)
  • silk.
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Clinton Cohen in memory of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1940-93-63-a

Our curators have highlighted 6 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Robe (China)
  • silk, metallic.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Erskine Hewitt.
  • 1949-41-1

Its dimensions are

H x W (Height of back neck to hem; Width of sleve to sleeve): 24 × 24.5 cm (9 7/16 × 9 5/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Scraps.

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