Altar Cloth with Phoenix and the Three Star Deities

The figures of the Three Star deities, of happiness, status and longevity, are embroidered on this altar cloth, against a background of gold thread. The faces, including that of the two attendant figures seem to have been painted on paper and attached to the fabric. The top panel features a pair of phoenix flanking a lotus bloom. It is part of a donation which contains a mixture of garments worn by Peranakan men and women.

Date/Period
late 19th-20th century
Region
Straits Settlements
Dimension
Gross measurement: 94.0 x 104.3 cm (without hanging ropes), Gross Measurement: 94.0 x 292.4 cm (with hanging ropes)
Accession No.
2016-00718
Material
Metal thread, embroidery, paint, paper
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kip Lee
Category
Furnishings