Jacket, part of bridal costume

Mantle of a bridal costume

Orange jacket as part of a bridal costume (in China called 'mang ao' = dragon jacket). This color orange was popular among Peranakan Chinese and was called 'kuning pinang masak', or the yellow color of a ripe betel nut.The jacket has several embroidered motifs: a dragon, Chinese phoenixes, peonies, clouds, mountains and waves.The depiction of a dragon and a Chinese phoenix together represents mari…