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The Nyonya Kebaya : A Century of Straits Chinese Costume - Datin Seri Endon Mahmood

The Nyonya Kebaya

A Century of Straits Chinese Costume

Hardcover Published: 15th October 2004
ISBN: 9780794602734
Number Of Pages: 176

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This longtime Malaysian fashion icon was originally a long, straight, Arab-inspired top of plain woven cotton. The Nyonyas, the women of the early Peranakan community, gradually transformed it into a shapely, embroidered, translucent blouse, fastened with a set of chained brooches and worn with a matching hand-drawn batik sarong.
Sheer, romantic, alluring, yet sedate, the designs of Nyonya kebaya crosses several generations and cultures.
This book showcases the collection of Datin Seri Endon Mahmood, wife of the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Introduction: A Love for Beautiful Things
The Nyonyas: A Brief History
Sheer Silhouettes: Nyonya Kebaya through the Ages
Gems from the Straits: A Selection from the Kebaya Collection of Datin Seri Endon Mahmood
Charmed Impressions: The Artistry of the Kebaya
Women of Style: Completing the Nyonya Look
The Future: Applications of a Fashion Icon
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ISBN: 9780794602734
ISBN-10: 0794602738
Series: No
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 15th October 2004
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 29.21 x 23.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 1.25