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Phoenix Rising: Narratives In Nonya Beadwork From The Straits Settlements - Cheah Hwei-Fe'n
Phoenix Rising: Narratives In Nonya Beadwork From The Straits Settlements - Cheah Hwei-Fe'n
$35.00
Manufacturer Number: ML646A
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Phoenix Rising:... Narratives In Nonya Beadwork From The Straits Settlements... by... Cheah Hwei-Fe'n... New. As gorgeous as it is, this book is not yet another coffeee table book on Nyonya beadwork, the Straits Chinese equivalent of embroidery. Instead, in amidst a sumptuous colour illustrations of the best of such...

Phoenix Rising:

Narratives In Nonya Beadwork From The Straits Settlements

by

Cheah Hwei-Fe'n

New. As gorgeous as it is, this book is not yet another coffeee table book on Nyonya beadwork, the Straits Chinese equivalent of embroidery. Instead, in amidst a sumptuous colour illustrations of the best of such work, Cheah sets the craft within its social context. Amongst other things, she details the influences on styles and the effect of the craft on the positon of women within the home and the community generally. The contents of the 384 pages include the following chapters -

  • 1 - Approaching Nyonya Beadwork,
  • 2 - The Changing Shape of Peranakan Society,
  • 3 - Domesticated Daughters, Dutiful Wives: The Social Role of Nyonya Beadwork,
  • 4 - Towards a Chronology of Nyonya Beadwork,
  • 5 - Embroidering Culture: Early Nyonya Beadwork from 1870 to 1900,
  • 6 - Crafting Identities: Tensions and Tradition in Nyonya Beadwork from 1900 to the 1970s,
  • 7 - Tradition and the Peranakan Present and
  • a glossary, bibliography and index.

Weight 1.70 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free

Published by: National University of Singapore Press, Singapore, 2010 .

Condition: New. Paperback.


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