A Penang Peranakan setting
The Babas and Nyonyas went on to become a quintessential populace embedded in Penang, Malacca and Singapore. Peranakan homes were resplendent with glittering Waterford chandeliers beaming over Maiolica and Minton tiles while Irish rugs overspread long elegant English tables.
An excerpt from: "Lillian Tong (2015) Straits Chinese embroidery & beadwork: the private collection of Baba Peter Soon (p. 19)."
Dolce & Gabbana Maiolica girls' dresses transposed into a Penang Straits Chinese setting. From the same collection, Made in Italy "Sicily" satchel-bag is on the foreground of a majolica tiled wall. The backdrop is an Early Shophouse style building in the historic city of Georgetown.
Jewellery, Peranakan style, set against a florid of orchids in mauve and magenta hues. A pair of Intan or rose-cut diamond earrings; bracelet with trio of round golden coins – to garner in good fortune; and an anklet embellished with beads in beauteous tones.