Four generations of the Wing On Wo family, photographed in Ba Ba Zhou, outside of their family's historic porcelain store in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown.
Nancy Seid is wearing the Ginseng Jacket. She loves all of the food-related motifs: Bok Choy, Lotus Root, Rice, Fish, and Gourd.
Nancy's daughter, Lorraine, is wearing the Osmanthus Top and Yarrow Pant. Her favorite motifs are Fish, Cherry Tomatoes, and Toby the Turtle.
Nancy's granddaughter, Mei, is wearing the Jujube Jumpsuit. Her favorite motifs are Knot, Cloud, and Rice.
Nancy's great-granddaughter, Ava, is wearing the Goji Dress. She loves all of the motifs except for Toby the Turtle.
Ba Bao Zhou is a capsule collection celebrating the everyday abundance of our beloved Chinatown.
Created in collaboration with Lorraine Lum and the Chinatown community during Joy Mao’s 2022 Artist Residency at The W.O.W. Project, the collection uses clothing-making as a vessel for community care.
This inaugural edition of Ba Bao Zhou features a library of motifs representing the community's symbols of abundance—hand-carved and printed in green-blue tones on ivory linen.
2022 Pilot Production
Each garment is made-to-order by Joy Mao and Lorraine Lum at The W.O.W. Project studio in Manhattan Chinatown. Orders will be ready for pick-up or shipping by the end of September.
Please review the following details carefully before placing your order -
The Ginseng Jacket breathes gently with serenity and poetry. Its comfortable, fluid form finishes in a clean mandarin collar and buttonless placket. Hidden pockets in the side seams are perfect for stashing away secret treasures, or perhaps a hot dog bao for later. Please note: Garment is translucent and unlined.
Each garment contains an individualized set of motifs, unique to each piece and its wearer. Please select 1-3 of your favorites motifs from our inaugural library (last image), and include their names with your order notes during the check-out process—we will build a story around your favorites.
During our Pilot Production, we will be customizing each piece to your measurements. Please provide the following measurements in our order notes during the check-out process:
100% linen with motifs hand-printed with Jacquard textile paint
Garment is pre-washed; machine wash cold, tumble dry low, hot iron on reverse