Monday, March 28, 2016

Nyonya Wedding Dresses and Bridal Chambers In Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Penang, Malaysia

1900's Marital bed
Gold painted and lacquered wood with embroidered silk panels.


Bridal Garments

Later marital bed.

Silk embroidered bridal over-garment.


Marital Bed 1900's to 1920's

Detail of gold work embroidery on silk satin trimmed with rabbit fur and silk fringe.

Bridal Dress 1920's

Bridal Dress 1930's to 1940's
Each of these rooms in the mansion was set up to display what the bride wore and where she slept over 3 different eras from the 1900's to the 1950's. These rooms were also filled with lavish collections of Venitian glass, mother of pearl furniture, ornaments from around the world and opulent jewellery.
I could have stayed for a couple of hours but our guide was eager to show us treasures in the rest of this beautifully restored mansion.



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