Yesterday in the morning I went to the Peranakan Museum for the second time... I absolutely LOVE this place for what it is about (Peranakan culture), and for the wonderful "mise en scene". Beautifully curated. I wish to work for the people who designed this museum.
Unfortunately I could take any pictures of the amazing items (jewelry, clothes, furnitures, crockery etc...) as flash is not allowed and light was not good enough to get good shoots.
The Peranakan culture is essentially a cultural blend of mainly Chinese, Malay and some European descent, very often bearing the best of each. The Peranakan community evolved some two to three hundred years ago when Chinese traders established trade ties with the locals from the Malay Peninsula, including Singapore. Cross-cultural relationships and marriages were natural by-products when these traders married local Malay women. Peranakan, which means, "locally born" in the Malay language, was to be the name of subsequent generations of Chinese-Malays. To Westerners, they are commonly known as "Straits-born Chinese".
My latest bag! I just received 3 new turquoise bags and this one is the first I have completed. Another one has been ordered and should be done by next week... same color range, but with a raspberry lining. I can't wait to show it to you!
Unique dress made of a 100% cotton fabric (batik from Indonesia). I have added a cute "macaron" in the front out of the same cotton trim I used to embellish the waist and the bottom of the dress. Three white mother-of-pearl buttons in the back.
This design allows your child to wear the dress for many months as you are free to adjust it at the waist. Recommended for a 2 to 3 year-old girl.
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