“The Girlhood of Taiwanese Women: A Special Exhibition of Textil

  • 17 December, 2017
  • jvantrieste
Time Traveler

Among the unique historical collections in the museums of the world is one found in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. At the Kaohsiung Museum of History, several hundred articles of clothing from Taiwan’s past are gathered together in one place. This year, a number of these treasures have been brought together for a special exhibition: “The Girlhood of Taiwanese Women: A Special Exhibition of Textile Products from 1860 to 1945”. Here, items of historical ethnic Chinese women’s clothing ranging from everyday wear to school uniforms, shoes, and embroidered home furnishings tell us something about both Taiwan’s past and the place of women in it. This week, museum exhibit planner Huang Yu-chuan is here to tell us about the stories these pieces of clothing can tell us.