Altar cloth

Altar cloths were used by Peranakans to decorate the front end of altar tables during special occasions and were hung vertically. They usually depict Chinese auspicious motifs such as the deities of the Hock Lock Siew or the Eight Immortals.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Malacca, Straits Settlements
Dimension
Object size: 96 x 104.3 cm
Accession No.
2011-01818
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Textiles