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Meena, Chendol

Odd as it seems, the cheongsam wasn’t Chinese to begin with.  It came to China in the form of a traditional Manchu robe during the rule of the Qing Dynasty and it was only in the 1920s that the cheongsam bore any real semblance to its current form. And then just as it peaked during the 1930s and 1940s, Communists came to power and threw it out.  It was then onwards that the cheongsam went on an excursion of its own in the regional migrant communities of Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia – ironically, becoming a reference point of Chinese identity.

Chendol is ivory and light green knee length cheongsam with short mandarin collar and bodice extending into cap sleeves. Cheongsam has brown vintage buttons, center back slit and a concealed zip fastening at the back. Corded lace. Fully lined in organic crepe. Dry clean.


This design may be customized in a different colour or fabrication. Give us enough lead time – write to us at info@ongshunmugam.com to discuss possibilities.
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