Qipao | @museomuntinlupa

Qipao, also known as cheongsam, is a body-hugging Chinese clothing that originated in Manchu. During the 1920s and 1930s, it was known as the Mandarin gown until Chinese socialites and upper-class women in Shanghai modified it.

The qipao is a close-fitting, high-necked garment with the skirt slit halfway up the side. It can be seen to be worn by the Chinese in the Philippines as well as Manchu women.

Ang Qipao, tinatawag ding cheongsam, ay isang kasuotang pambabae na nagmula sa Manchu, China.

Source: China National Silk Museum. (2019). “Qipao: Carrier of Various CUltures”. Google Arts and Culture. Retrieved from https://artsandculture.google.com/story/qipao-carrier-of-various-cultures-china-national-silk-museum/

Coo, S. (2014). Clothing and the colonial culture of appearances in nineteenth century Spanish Philippines (1820-1896). Université Nice Sophia Antipolis. Retrieved from https://tel.archives-ouvertes.fr/tel-01126974/document

This project is in line with the observance of 2021 Year of Filipino Pre-Colonial Ancestors (YFPCA), by virtue of Proclamation No. 1128, s. 2021.

Sa pamamagitan ng Museo ng Muntinlupa at UP College of Home Economics Costume Museum, ang glosaryong ito ay magtatampok ng iba’t ibang kasuotang Pilipino, magmula sa aksesorya ng ulo hanggang sa saplot sa paa.

Art by Andrei Mendiola
Graphics by Xena Cabahug
Research by China Ho, Dan Racca, and Sophia Luces
Text by Angelene Payte

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