One of the best parts of living in Singapore is the opportunity to get to know a variety of cultures. This photograph was taken on a recent outing to learn more about the Peranakan history. Peranakan is the term used to refer to the descendants of the original inhabitants of the region with traders from China, India and other countries.
I love the colors and the patterns in this photo. It was taken in a shop owned by a Peranakan woman who is working to keep the tradions of the culture alive. The shoes are traditional to the Peranakan culture and each bead is sewn on individually by hand. It can take her up to three months to create a single pair. The skirt is a sarong- also part of traditional Peranakan dress.
Have you picked up any new crafts or hobbies? Tell me about them!