Friday, May 02, 2008

Peranakan beaded shoes

While I was surfing to learn more about the culture of the Peranakan Chinese, I came across a Youtube video put up by bristow47. Although short, this video lends insights to the art of making Peranakan beaded shoes.

The video "features a traditional Peranakan beaded shoe-maker, Mr Robert Sng". To view the video, please visit

I have embedded it here for your convenience. Credit goes to bristow47 and his team for putting this video together.

Meantime, to learn more about the culture of the Peranakan, you may wish to visit the Peranakan Museum, Singapore, this weekend. There will be a series of events to celebrate the opening of the museum over three weekends from 26 April to 11 May 2008.


Doreen said...

Beautiful beautiful! Hope this kind of traditional culture and skills can be passed on from generation to genaration.

oceanskies79 said...

Doreen: I am glad that you like the Peranakan beaded shoes. This kind of culture and art ought to be passed on. May you have a refreshing weekend.