Peranakan Chinese wedding slippers

Sewing was an essential skill that all Peranakan Chinese ‘nyonyas’ had to master. Thus, it is no surprise that most of the embroidery and beadwork was done by the ‘nyonyas’ themselves. The decorative portion of the slippers would be embroidered (usually with gold and silver threads) by the ‘nyonyas’ and then sent to a shoemaker to be made into slippers. In some cases, the embroidery would be commissioned from skilled ‘nyonyas’ who could embroider more complex and elaborate designs.

Date/Period
1940s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Unknown Type: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2007-00140
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Lim Kiat Seng
Category
Garments and Accessories