Wedding invite

Chitty, also known as Indian Peranakans, is a distinctive group of Tamil people found mainly in Malacca and Singapore. Like other groups of Peranakans, the Chitty speak a Malay Patois, which is mixed with many Tamil loan words. The wedding invite here is historically significant, marking an important occasion in the community's life and is dated to the short time frame of the Second World War when Singapore was referred to as "Syonan". The dating follows the Japanese system, which is based on the years that the Emperor has been on the throne.

Date/Period
Mid 20th century
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 16.5 x 21.6 cm
Accession No.
2010-01322
Material
Brass
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs Veni Knight
Category
Folklife Collection