Inventory no.: 656

656. Baba Nonya Child Postcard Image, Singapore

SOLD

Postcard showing Straits Chinese Girl

Singapore

circa 1910

dimensions: 14cm x 8.7cm

This postally-unused postcard shows a young Straits Chinese or nonya girl dressed for her role in a traditional Straits Chinese wedding.

She has a long, finely beaded cloak trailing to her side, a Ching-style gown, and numerous items of jewellery including rings, and a head piece and chest ornaments based on the bride’s

sanggul kemantain and dada kemantain.

The postcard is in good condition with no tears and relatively crisp edges.

Inventory no.: 656

SOLD