Photo credit: thatzanelee
Photo credit: thatzanelee
Photo credit: thatzanelee
Credit: ARTWALK 2022<br />
Photo credit: Jasbir John Singh

Storytelling Language of Peranakan Symbolism

Part of ARTWALK 2022: Looking Back, Going Forward

Virtual storytelling performance.

Date: 15 – 22 Jan 2022
Location: Online, YouTube & Facebook

For ARTWALK Little India

Take a trip through one of the oldest Peranakan houses in Katong and discover the stories behind the various motifs and symbols of their unique heritage. Explore surname lanterns, kasut manek beaded shoes, wall tiles, kuih moulds and tingkat tiffin carriers together with a storyteller. Step into a treasure trove of antiques dating back to the 1800’s.

Listen to the tales of significance that lay within the designs, embroidery and patterns here.

This video was filmed while following prevailing COVID-19 Safe Management Measures.

Special thanks to Katong Antique House for sponsoring the venue.