Three generations of a Peranakan family

ca. 1930s

National Heritage Board, Singapore

National Heritage Board, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore

The women are all dressed in the fashionable kebayas with tapered ends. The family matriarch pairs a subdued, loose-fitting kebaya with a damask sarong. The two women beside her wear fitted versions bordered with machine-made lace, and boldly patterned or coloured batik sarongs. The men, typically, are in Western suits and ties.


  • Title: Three generations of a Peranakan family
  • Date Created: ca. 1930s
  • Location Created: Indonesia, Java
  • Type: Kebaya

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