These embroidered forearm attachments were slipped over the garment when offering prayers and paying respects to elders. The sleeves would cover the folded arms so that a continuous band of colour was formed.Wedding couples in Singapore and Malacca were usually flanked by a page boy and page girl as seen here, while a wedding couple from Penang would usually have a pair of page boy and page girl. There were also regional differences in the style of wedding garments, jewellery and headdress used by the bridal couple.

Late 19th century
Straits Settlements
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Accession No.
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Garments and Accessories

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