the slow stitcher

Beaded beauties at the Peranakan Museum.

I visited the Peranakan Museum yesterday and took some photos of the gorgeous exhibits. Peranakans are well known for their love of intricate beading and embroidery, so the museum had many lovely displays of beaded items. Here are some pictures:

Part of a large wall hanging. It must have taken hours to bead the geometric background without the benefit of a printed pattern.

Part of a large wall hanging. It must have taken hours to bead the geometric background without the benefit of a printed pattern.

A print showing a Peranakan nonya (lady) at her beading.

A print showing a Peranakan nonya (lady) at her beading.

Finished beading for a pair of kasut manek (beaded slippers).

Finished beading for a pair of "kasut manek" (beaded slippers).

A tiny beaded pouch. The beads are smaller than your normal Mill Hill bead size. Wonder if the beader used a loupe?

A tiny beaded pouch. The beads are smaller than your normal Mill Hill bead size. Wonder if the beader used a loupe?

Beaded spectacle case.

Beaded spectacle case.

If you’re in Singapore, do pay a visit to the museum. There are many more lovely exhibits than the ones I’ve shown here. You could spend an afternoon just looking at all the artefacts. More photos can be found in my Flickr set.

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Written by Jean

March 19, 2009 at 10:52 am

Posted in Crafting

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  1. Wow everything is gorgeous. I especially love the beaded pieces. Thanks for sharing :-).

    Katrina

    March 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm

  2. Wondeful pictures. This pouch is to die for.

    Brigitte

    March 19, 2009 at 11:18 pm

  3. Oh my, those are fantastic pictures. Thank you for sharing! I would so love to go visit that museum!!

    Cindy

    March 20, 2009 at 1:57 am

  4. Wow! Beautiful and inspirational.

    Anna

    March 20, 2009 at 9:28 pm


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