The Nyonya Kebaya: A Century Of Straits Chinese Costume

The Nyonya Kebaya: A Century Of Straits Chinese Costume
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176
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0794602738
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Watson-Guptill
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Возникновение биосферы, Размерность пространства в микромире, Асимметрия и возникновение жизни, Динамическая нестабильность воды, Биогенная нефть, Дно океана, Феномен близнецов, Миграции индоевропейцев, Призвание варягов, Преодоление язычества, Страх, Три кризиса Розанова, Физика духа

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Book DescriptionSheer, romantic, alluring, yet sedate, the Nyonya kebaya has become a recognizable and enduring Malaysian fashion icon. Originally a long, straight, Arab-inspired top of plain woven cotton, it was adopted by the Nyonyas, the womenfolk of the early Peranakan community, a subgroup of the Chinese, who 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 and beaded slippers. The Nyonyas, a mix of women from the Malay Peninsula, Java, Sumatra, Burma and Thailand who married Chinese traders in the Straits Settlements of Malacca, Penang and Singapore from the sixteenth century, were true multiculturalists. Their knack for combining the best of cultural influences from Chinese, Malay and European, contributed to a rich Peranakan heritage well known for its distinctive cuisine, architecture, furniture, porcelain, costumes, embroidery, beadwork, silverware and jewelry. ...

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