Nyonya beaded shoes and embroidered slippers are status symbols for the Peranakan people.

Nyonya beaded shoes and embroidered slippers are status symbols for the Peranakan people.

Peranakan Handmade Beaded Shoe, Malaysia: Handmade beaded closed-toe calf leather shoes, traditionally worn by the Nyonya, Malacca women of Chinese descent. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the fine hand-sewn beadwork and neat finishing of the shoes, which represents the Peranakan (Chinese Malay) culture very well.

Peranakan Handmade Beaded Shoe, Malaysia: Handmade beaded closed-toe calf leather shoes, traditionally worn by the Nyonya, Malacca women of Chinese descent. The International 2012 Panel of Experts commended the fine hand-sewn beadwork and neat finishing of the shoes, which represents the Peranakan (Chinese Malay) culture very well.

shophouses, Little India, Singapore

Singapore and the Colors of Little India

Colors in Singapore - Besides visiting the brand new Marina Bay, downtown Singapore and the world-renowned Orchard Road, an area you shouldn't miss is Little India

Kasut manek - Traditional nyonya handmade beaded slippers

A Singaporean craftsman pursues the dying art of kasut manek and explains why it takes so long to produce a pair of traditional beaded slippers

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