Wedding necklace

This necklace is made up of flower-shaped pendants strung together on gold chains and would have been worn by a Peranakan Chinese bride during the wedding ceremony. Nonyas (Peranakan women) were fond of jewellery, which was worn as a display of wealth especially on ceremonial occasions. Aside from necklaces, their accessories include bracelets, anklets, earrings, belts and buckles, rings, 'kerosang' (set of brooches on blouse) and hairpins.

Date/Period
Late 19th-early 20th centuries
Region
Straits Settlements
Dimension
Object size: 45.0 x 2.0 x 0.4 cm
Accession No.
2002-00669
Material
Gold
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Gold