Toy Len Goon's cotton tunic ensemble, ca. 1920

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

This long tunic with matching pant ensemble was brought from the Guandong Province in China by Toy Len (Chen) Goon (1891-1993) after her marriage to Dogan Goon, when she came to live in Portland.

Made from blue jacquard-woven cotton damask fabric, the fabric has a bamboo and floral motif. The tunic is long sleeved with a high neck line and short banded collar. The collar is trimmed with a delicate light blue and pink scalloped tape. Chinese knot buttons in the center of the neck to hold the tunic closed.

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About This Item

  • Title: Toy Len Goon's cotton tunic ensemble, ca. 1920
  • Creation Date: circa 1920
  • Subject Date: circa 1920
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Silk
  • Local Code: 2007.356.008 and 009
  • Collection: Costume collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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