Learn the Art of Peranakan Beading and Singapore's Peranakan Chinese Culture & Heritage

Sat Feb 18 2023 at 01:00 pm

Straits Enclave | Singapore

Straits Enclave
Publisher/HostStraits Enclave
Learn the Art of Peranakan Beading and Singapore's Peranakan Chinese Culture & Heritage
The Awesome Peranakan Experience - Bead by Bead
Be immersed in the Peranakan culture by spending a Saturday at the Straits Enclave @ Joo Chiat heritage district. Led by experience Peranakan beading expert Nyonya Angeline, this workshop will be bursting with history, culture, stories and artefacts in the Peranakan Chinese Private Museum.
Guest will (1) gain understanding of the Peranakan heritage and culture, (2) learn skills on Peranakan beading, (3) get dressed in Peranakan Kebayas/Batik Shirt to take lovely photos, (4) enjoy Peranakan kuehs and coffee/tea, and (5) be soaked in the ambience of the beautifully decorated museum.
Time - 4-hour workshop: 1pm to 5 pm
Venue - Straits Enclave, 318A Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427569
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(Afternoon Tea - Kuehs(cakes) & Coffee/Tea, AND All Beading Materials such as GLASS BEADS included)
Workshop Spoken in English

Understanding The Peranakan Culture
Once you step into the Straits Enclave, it is like taking a step back in time into a different time dimension – 100 years back into a 1920s Peranakan home when these architecturally stunning shophouses were constructed in Joo Chiat. Guests are welcomed by a captivating ambience, followed by a feast for their eyes where they will be tickled with stories behind them. The place provides fascinating insights into the development of this unique culture and heritage that infuses Colonial, Chinese and Malay influences into their living spaces, furniture, deco, art, tapestry, kitchen wares, dressing, and more. Angeline will share the Peranakan culture and interesting stories as a Peranakan staying in the Joo Chiat district.
Art of Peranakan Bead and Needle Work: Create your own Beaded Artwork (using basic technique of making Kasut Manek) Learn about the origins and intricate craft forms of Nyonya beadwork and embroidery where one can find them in decorations for everyday Peranakan personal items, as well as more ornamental pieces for special occasions. Learn the traditional stitching technique and create your personal artwork using beautiful glass beads, and tools that are provided. Angeline will guide you along and make sure you bring home a art work to be proud. Don’t forget to bring along your glasses/contact lenses!
Guests can stay on after workshop to perfect their masterpiece or just gossip over tea with new friends. Afterall, (one of) Straits Enclave’s main purpose is to enrich lives, knowledge and memories.
There is so much to experience, learn, see, taste and create! There will never be a dull moment at the Straits Enclave Peranakan Beading Workshop.

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Straits Enclave, 318A Joo Chiat Road,Singapore


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