Gantungan Kelambu Peranakan

This pair of wedding bed curtain hooks ,designed by a local Peranakan silversmith in Dutch East Indies, was once used by a Peranakan family to draw the front drapes of Peranakan bridal bed. Wishes for marital happiness, good luck, prosperity, and long life were expressed by motifs such as foliage, peonies, and hummingbird.

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Wedding bed curtain hooks, silver,  Java – Dutch East Indies, c. early 20th century 

 

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