This garment presentation examines the fashion trends from China to other transnational communities dating from 1909 to 1973. There will be examples of a “Pleated Skirt, "Glossy Cloth” also known as Bi-colored Silk, Qipao aka Cheong Sam, knotted floral buttons and polychrome silk embroidery. We will examine the fashion and historical context that reflected a restricted lifestyle to a liberated one for Chinese women. We will also examine various fabric and tailoring details. This a powerpoint presentation and will include a sampling of the actual garments.
Presenter Jeanie Low is an award-winning quilt artist living in San Francisco. She is also the author of China Connection:Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America. Her genealogy specialty is 20th century immigration and naturalization records for all ethnic groups and Chinese Americans. Jeanie is a member of the San Francisco Quilters’ Guild, Textile Arts Council and Ethnics Textile Study Group, California Genealogical Society, National Genealogical Society and the Chinese Historical Society of America. She holds a B.A. degree in Chinese Studies, SF State University and an A.A. degree in Library Technology, City College of San Francisco.
March is International Women’s History Month.
- Girls' Day Japanese Tea Ceremony
- Saturday, February 25, 2017, 2:00 pmWestern Addition, Western Addition Courtyard
- Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
- Thursday, March 2, 2017, 6:30 pmChinatown, Chinatown Meeting Room
- Soul-Making Keats Literary Awards
- Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1:00 pmMain Library, Koret Auditorium
- eReader and Tech Drop-In (English & Chinese)
- Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 3:00 pmRichmond, Richmond Meeting Room
- Discover Women’s Lives and Experiences through Ancestry
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 pmMain Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
- Chair Yoga with Bascia Lassus
- Thursday, March 9, 2017, 1:00 pmRichmond, Richmond Meeting Room
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.