skirt

Long skirt formed of two aprons, which can be joined together at the waistband by means of knot buttons and loops. Each apron is in pale blue figured silk with the pleats bordered with strips of black silk, with one large panel. On the black border strips and around the hem blue flowers and foliage are embroidered, possibly narcissus and orchid. The large pale blue panels are embroidered in the lower third with flowers of chrysanthemum, orchid, plum blossom, peach blossom and lotus, as well as foliage and two butterflies in white and greens. There is a white cotton waistband and ties.

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