Ornament

This is a chest ornament and it is part of a set of chest ornaments which would have been sewn on the garment of a Peranakan bride. Different accessories and outfits were required for the 12-day traditional Peranakan wedding ceremony, during which symbolic rites were performed by the bride and groom. The Chinese Peranakan community in Indonesia is mainly found in the coastal city of Palembang and the north coast cities of Java. They were a migrant community and have also adopted many local Javanese practices.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th century
Region
Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: Dia1.5cm
Accession No.
2002-00693-069
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Silver