Long robe

This purple damask silk robe is richly embroidered with auspicious symbols in silk and gold thread couching. It features the crane at the sides which symbolises both status and longevity. This robe would have been worn by the groom.Most garments worn during a Peranakan wedding were manufactured in China by skilled, professional embroiderers before being shipped to their Straits Chinese customers.

Early-mid 20th century
Malacca, Straits Settlements
Accession No.
Collection of
Peranakan Museum
Garments and Accessories