Anklet

This anklet, known to the Peranakans as 'gelang kaki' in baba Malay, was part of a pair of anklets which has ends that meet in lotus bud. Nonyas (Peranakan women) were fond of jewellery, which was worn as a display of wealth especially on ceremonial occasions. Some of the most exquisite jewellery was for use during the Peranakan wedding ceremony. Aside from anklets, their accessories include bracelets, pendants, earrings, belts and buckles, rings, 'kerosang' (set of brooches on blouse) and hairpins.

Date/Period
Early 20th century
Region
Probably Indonesia
Dimension
Object size: 11.0 x 11.0 x 1.8 cm
Accession No.
2002-00657-002
Collection of
Asian Civilisations Museum
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Edmond Chin
Category
Silver