White pillowcase with an embroidered butterfly and floral motif

This is a white pillowcase with an embroidered butterfly and floral motif.This artefact belonged to donor Ms. Angeline Lee Seow Luan’s mother, Mdm. Lim Hwee Luan, a skilful embroider and sewer who worked at the Capitol Embroidery and Dress-making School in the 1950s. With her skills, she embroidered various designs on clothes for her children. She also made her own wedding dress and cheongsam for her wedding. Most women in the 1950s and 1960s were good at sewing and embroidery work.

Date/Period
1950s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Object size: 53.3 x 75 cm
Accession No.
2008-06308
Material
cotton
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Ms. Angeline Lee Seow Luan
Category
Furnishings

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