Beaded Shoes from Malacca

7 01 2014

I was looking forward to buying a pair of Peranakanbeaded shoes” in Malacca as they say which are more like sandals or to me slippers.  It is from these beads, originally made of glass, that shoe patterns are designed and they are beautiful.

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The above patters are displayed in the Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum.

The above patters are displayed in the Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum. This is part of the courtyard of the museum which is an old Peranakan house.

The museum exterior.

The museum exterior.

My pair of beaded "shoes".

My pair of beaded “shoes”.

Where they come from.

Where they come from.

For my fridge.

For my fridge.

J. Manik

An interesting video on the art of making beaded shoes (from Singapore but it’s the same Peranakan culture).








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