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. Check out all of our Women's History Month programs
- Mandaeu Children's Choir
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 5:30 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights General Floor Area
- Fred Korematsu Speaks Up - and so can you!
- Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11:00 amWest Portal, West Portal Children's Area
- Fred Korematsu Speaks Up
- Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:00 pmWestern Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
- Tai Chi Tuesdays
- Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2:15 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
- Tai Chi Tuesdays
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 2:15 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
- eReader and Tech Drop-In (English & Chinese)
- Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 3:00 pmRichmond, Richmond Meeting Room
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.