The new exhibition Wearable Blessings: Traditional Chinese Children’s Clothing, launched by the Hong Kong Jockey Club and The Heritage Museum, showcases about 200 pieces of fabrics dedicated to Chinese’s children’s clothing. The exhibition showcases clothes that babies and young children wore from the 19th century to the 20th century. On exhibition are colourful fine hand-made headwear, earmuffs, bib-collars, waistcoats, shoes, aprons and cloaks, decorated with protective animal figures. Those animals symbolises virtues and blessings that the old generation wishes to impart to the new one. For example tigers or the dragons are embroidered on the baby’s clothes, in order to prevent him from harm and to bless him with virtues of strength, courage and longevity.
Located in Sha Tin, the Heritage Museum also provides a wide range of permanent exhibitions focusing on Chinese design, furniture and calligraphy along with the Tsui Collection, a donation made by Dr Tsui in 1991. The site is open daily except on Tuesdays.
To read more about the review of this exhibition, visit Mathilde Rondouin’s blog
- Admission: HKD$10
- Venue: Hong Kong Heritage Museum 1/F Thematic Gallery
- When: until April 21st. 2016