A pair of bed hangings

This rectangular embroidered hanging panel is decorated with images of the Eight Immortals along within the lower section of the panel. The Eight Immortals are important deity figures in the vast pantheon of Daoist deities that Peranakan Chinese worshipped. Embroidered panels like this would have hung above the deity altar at the front hall of a Peranakan home on special occasions such as Chinese New Year.This is an important and diverse collection of Peranakan Chinese beadwork and embroidery from Indonesia. It contains unusual forms of beadwork and embroidery and are reflective of the fondness that Peranakan Chinese throughout Southeast Asia have for bright colours and ornate decorations.

Date/Period
Late 19th or ealry 20th century
Region
Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2015-02108
Material
Silk, gold-wrapped thread
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Furnishings