Penang, early 20th century
Silk velvet embroidered with glass beads; applied cotton lace and gold thread fringe
Collection of Chris Hall

Roses were a favourite motif in nyonya beadwork and embroidery in 20th-century Penang, but the oversized blossoms here resemble earlier designs on Indian trade cloths imported into the region.


  • Title: Panel, probably for a pillow

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