Fashion of the world: outfits that tell the lives of the populations SUSPENDED

Place:Museo d'arte Cinese ed etnografico


from January 26 to December 30, 2020
from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7pm; Sunday from 11am to 1pm and from 3pm to 7pm. 
Closed on Monday and on National holidays.


museum ticket € 3,00; under 18 € 1,50


Museum of Chinese art and Ethnografic 
Viale San Martino, 8 Parma 
Tel: +39 0521257337  


The halls of the modern museum will become a real atlas of fashion in history. On display, from China, liturgic gowns of the Taoist tradition as well as female shoes typical of the Great Empire. From Indonesia, shawl of the Batak culture from the Sumatra island and traditional male dresses. And again, from Japan Haori jackets in silk, female Kimonos and Obis for married women; from Sudan, skullcaps, shoes and tribal booties; from Ghana, ceremonial fabrics in silk of the Ashant tribes; from Burkina Faso a traditional gown made of a tunic and trousers; from Bangladesh the Burqa of the Muslim women from Bengala and jewellery sets; from Camerun the Kweyma KJella collars and the ankle braces in aluminum decorated with birdheads, a wide collection also from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The corner dedicated to the Amazonian populations is surprising: the entire decorative dowry of the Kayapò population will be on display, in a wonderful stream of feathers and vegetal fabrics.

Thanks to the outfits and ornaments it is easy to understand, for every population, whose tribe they belong to, which social status or ethnic group are in. The outfits are a real form of codified communication, easily understandable at any social level and at the Chinese Art museum of Parma it will be possible to read many stories.