Set of buttons

Such plain buttons were traditionally worn by Peranakan men. Buttons worn by Peranakan men tended to be simple in design, and were usually made of silver, bakelite, ivory, amber and bone. American and European coins were also adopted to become buttons for men. In contrast, buttons worn by Peranakan women were more ornamented and were decorated with filigree gold, gilt silver and diamonds.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Malay Peninsula
Dimension
refer to parts
Accession No.
2002-00445
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Garments and Accessories