July 17, 2015

peranakan museum batik altar cloth

Batik for Peranakan Altars: A Forgotten Art of South East Asia

“One expects to see the traditional Chinese symbols of prosperity and fortune on an altar cloth. But the attentive ones are rewarded with a pleasant surprise – on one altar cloth is the little Red Riding Hood with a lion instead of a wolf, and on another are riders holding flags of the old Republic

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