|Ink and Wash: 14x21 cm: Peranakan Museum|
Docent for today introduced herself as CZ.
Brought us to introduction room.
and briefed on Peranakan Culture.
Traced back to Cheng Ho and Hung Li Po.
Showed Kebaya and Gold Belt (wealth)
Photo of Peranakan wedding
Couple were royalty of the day.
Aspects of material culture
triple broach krosang
Glass bead table cloth,
more than a million 3 mm glass beads from Checkoslovakia.
Butterfly, dragn fly motif
necklace and headgear; own or rent
pineapple: abundance, prosperity
ifts to exchage
token cash 36$ (Not selling daughter)
foreleg of pig
Groom sits on rice barrel and faces family altar
important part of culture
silver/ brass pilowcase ends
riposte metal work.
Bridal gifts include furniture
Innder double bed
outer single bed.
young male child rolls on bed to influence baby making
rooster and hen under bed
which comes out first predicts gender of first child
young girls learn by starting to chop carrots
food larder to keep food away from insects and cats.
match maker comes to look for potential girls
listens to sound of pounding rempah
mortar and pestle
earthen ware ceramincs
not only blue and white
but bizarre colours
red, blue, yellow green
Tan Kim Sen's ancestor altar
including set for ice cream.