A pair of door curtain ties

This pair of door curtain ties is ornately decorated with embroidered auspicious symbols. The decorative motifs on these curtain ties include peony flowers, phoenix and pairs of butterflies. Peonies symbolise spring, love, beauty and good fortune while the phoenix can represent beauty, grace, high virtue, the Empress and the bride. The motifs on this pair of curtain ties are usually associated with weddings thus suggests that they may have been used in the wedding chamber.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Malacca, Straits Settlements
Dimension
Gross measurement: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2011-01939
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Furnishings