Tea Talk on ‘Nyonya Beadwork & Embroidery’
By Dr. Hwei-Fen Cheah
Date : 10 April 2010 (Saturday)
Time : 4 to 6 pm
Venue : VIP Room, Tenji Japanese Buffet Restaurant
Address: Lot L-01-01 SohoKL, 2 Jalan Solaris, Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur .
Cost : Price: RM 20.00 net per person
Refreshments: Coffee/Tea, cakes, cookies and snacks will be served.
Door Gifts! Tenji discount vouchers – RM50 off – valid till December 2010. Vouchers are valued at RM 50.00 each, redeemable against a bill of at least RM200.00 on full-priced meal basis.
Come and learn more about the fabulous culture of the Peranakan and the unique beadwork and embroidery the Nyonyas indulged in..
What the talk is about:
Dr. Hwei Fen Cheah will share with us beautiful visuals and examples of Nyonya beadwork and embroidery. She will draw comparisons with dress, costumes, jewellery and interior decorations to explore Peranakan Chinese ideas about fashion, identity, change and women’s lives in the late 19thand 20thcenturies. Dr Hwei Fen is herself a Nyonya currently residing in Australia .
Biodata : Hwei-Fen lectures in Asian art and textile history at the Australian National University . Her book on Nyonya beadwork in the Straits Settlements, based on her doctoral study, has just been published in March 2010 by National
– An Artisan from Malacca specialising in Kasut manik(Beaded shoes) will demonstrate the unique art of nyonya beadwork and bring kasut manikfor sale.
– Display of rare beautiful beaded items on loan to PPBNKLS.
– Sale of Hwei Fen’s book, ‘PhoenixRising: Narratives of Nyonya Beadwork from the Straits Settlements ’( to be confirmed)
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Please pay at the Entrance on the day itself. However, kindly confirm your attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, 5 April 2010.