Qing Dynasty – late 19th century
65” (w) x 25” (l)
Bamboo undergarments date back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and were worn until the early 20th century in China. They were particularly popular in Southern China were the climate is hot and humid. Fine bamboo is cut into sections and woven together to create a layer that keeps the outer cotton clothing from irritating the skin with perspiration. It also prevents sweat stains on the outer garment. The vest traps the air, keeping the wearer cool and dry in the heat.
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