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Phoenix rising : narratives in Nonya beadwork from the Straits Settlements : 1870 to the present

Cheah, Hwei-Fe'n


Until the first half of the twentieth century, Nonya beadwork and embroidery were important means of textile decoration for the Peranakans, the acculturated Chinese settlers in the Straits Settlements and the Netherlands Indies. Intricate and visually distinctive, Nonya beadwork is now regarded as a visual marker of a quaint Peranakan past. Its amalgamation of local, Chinese, and European influences is seen as a testimony to the celebrated hybridity of the Peranakan heritage. Yet despite...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7a27830b8c3


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