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they never believed in cushions in the old days

kayes



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Orange

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January 15, 2012 4:26pm

They never believed in cushion in old days ..... not even pillows! Notice the two pink pillow cases on the bed. Why bother about pillow cases where there are no pillows? Smile And there are two - the inner one is for her and the outer one for him??


There are two small square boxes on the dressing table next to the bed. One of them must be the "Double Sisters" compact powder. "Double Sisters" is very popular brand during the old days.


The interior of the third pic. from top is dim but the reflections of the beautifully designed grill door are sharply captured on the floor. Fantastic!!


The beautiful floral wash basin is hard to come by now. We have one but it has cracks on it. Sad So use it as a vase for artificial flowers.


The tablecloth on the second last pic. shows all Peranakan textiles are colourful and with florals or dragon and phoenix designs. Be it bedsheet, tablecloth or kain sarung.


Those mosaic tiles on the last pic. are extinct now. The flower pot with stand is not to be mistaken as spittoon. Smile


The first pic. is professionally done. The portrait on the extreme top right of this first pic. is Sau (Longevity). Thanks Kayes for sharing all these awesome pics. Not everyday we get to see expensive Peranakan furniture like these. Appreciate it very much!
kayes

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January 18, 2012 11:16am

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Orange

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January 18, 2012 4:09pm

Peranakan house usually has indoor courtyard garden and it is located in the centre of the house - sort of as a divider for the front portion of house and kitchen.


Baba and Nyonya are artistic people. There are always elaborate designs on furniture, floor tiles, kain sarung, tablecloth and even window grills (third pic. from bottom).


Love the designs on the glass windows (second pic. from bottom) - no curtains are needed. Smile
Orange

Registered: December 2009
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January 18, 2012 4:13pm

The first governor of Penang used to send 'kuih' to his grandchildren in KL by rail. Those 'kuih' were put in Peranakan Tiffin Carrier - as the one shown in the last pic.
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January 19, 2012 11:45am

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Orange

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January 19, 2012 2:46pm

Beautiful wrought iron railings! Love the colour, design and height of the sweet swing door.


The benches and table may look faded but they are still strong and durable. Make me think of martial art movies. These benches and table are hand-made and it's not easy to get carpenters nowadays. There is one shop in New Pasir Putih, Ipoh still sell hand-made wooden stools, benches and tables. We have bought low wooden stools (we need them when gardening) and 6' high wooden stools with steps (to be used as ladder) from this shop few years ago. Hope this shop will continue to make and sell these hand-made wooden stools because they are very durable. We have aluminium ladder and plastic stools for gardening but we still prefer these wooden ones.
Bomoh

Registered: September 2008
Location: Mount Gambier, Limestone coast, South Australia
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January 22, 2012 12:44am

Where is this house exactly?
kayes

Registered: July 2008
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January 22, 2012 5:57am

Some pics were taken at the Peranakan Museum in Church Street and some at my friend's house in Muntri Street.



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