Phoenix Rising: Narratives In Nonya Beadwork From The Straits Settlements


by Cheah, Hwei-Fe'n

Phoenix Rising: Narratives In Nonya Beadwork From The Straits Settlements

Price:  US$52.00   (SGD65.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 384 pages
Published:  2010, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789971694685
SB#:  049074 (708)

About This Book

Over 200 illustrations in full colour complement this fine and comprehensive multi-disciplinary study of the distinctive beadwork done - and still being done - by nonya women of the Straits Settlements. The development and pattern of Peranakan society, the social roles and education of girls and women and the significance of nonya needlework and beadwork are the themes of Part One. Part Two looks at the history, traditions, designs and tensions of the beadwork craft and its practice. Part Three explores the place of nonya beadwork in contemporary culture, including in the ongoing revival of interest in all things Peranakan. With glossary, chronology, bibliography and index.


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