Traditional Kun Kwa
Kwa price ranges from $98 for the beaded design all the way to $238 for the gold thread designs, rental period is usually between 5 to 7 days, a deposit of $100 to $300 is required depending on the design of the kwa. Traditional shoes are included in the rental.
Before the Western wedding gown, Chinese brides got married in a traditional wedding dress called the qun kwa. It is a two-piece loose jacket and skirt in striking red to symbolize luck and happiness for the auspicious occasion and is usually heavily embroidered or embellished with colourful threads, pearls, coloured sequins.All our qun kwas are hand embroidered with hundred of beans, it will take 3 ½ months to sew the pattern. The qun kwa is always embroidered with a dragon and phoenix down the front. The dragon in the Chinese culture represents the male while the phoenix represents the female. Having them side by side symbolizes the perfect balance of yin and yang of the bride and the groom. Traditionally, the qun kwa was worn with a red head cloth covering the bride’s face as the groom was not allowed to view his bride until after the marriage. Today, many modern Chinese brides have done away with the red cloth replacing it with stylish fascinators but still choose to preserve their Chinese heritage by wearing the auspicious qua during their wedding.
The kwa was traditionally worn throughout the wedding. Now, most brides usually wear it for just a few hours. You can wear it during the morning “picking of the bride” session when the groom arrives with his entourage to add a delightful splash of colour. Most brides choose to wear it during the tea ceremony as the traditional Chinese wedding dress blends in perfectly with the traditional ceremony of respect. Alternatively, wear it during wedding reception in the place of an evening gown after you have done your walk-in in your Western wedding gown.
Available both rental and sale, for sale kindly allow 3 1/2 months for us to customise. Sizes available: small, medium and large