A pair of bed hangings

This pair of bed hangings, in the shape of neckties, is ornately designed with auspicious symbols. Rich fertility symbols reflected the hope for many heirs to the family name, as wedding beds were important as places of conception for the next generation of the family. Wedding beds were one of the largest pieces of furniture in wealthy Peranakan families, and could be part of the wedding trousseau.

Date/Period
Early-mid 20th century
Region
Malacca, Straits Settlements
Dimension
Gross measurement: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2011-01947
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Category
Furnishings