Candlesticks

This pair of Dragon candles forms part of the gifts exchanges made between the bridegroom’s and bride’s family in a traditional Peranakan wedding. Dragon candles represent the groom whilst Phoenix candles represent the bride.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Malacca, Straits Settlements
Accession No.
2011-01874
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Furnishings