Matching jacket of batik print cheongsam

This is a long-sleeve jacket of a batik print sleeveless cheongsam (2008-06196). It is decorated with batik prints on its sleeves and circular motifs on the bodice. This piece is collared and has a V-shape neckline.This belonged to Datin Aw Cheng Hu. Born in 1914, she was the daughter of Mr Aw Boon Par. She wore this cheongsam when she was in her late 40s and 50s. Datin Aw would personally select her fabrics from Modern Silk Store and Chotirmall along High Street, Singapore, before sending them to Shanghainese tailors who were sought after for their cheongsam making skills.