And something else I really want to see! In Singapore, a 1.6 meter x 1.6 meter Peranaken beadwork tablecloth was recently restored. It’s an early twentieth century beaded artifact — ornate bead-embroidered Victorian flowers and birds likely commissioned by a wealthy family for special occasions. I read that Peranaken are descendants of Chinese immigrants. I found an article here with one closeup picture, and a video here. It’s on display at the Peranaken Museum until July 23rd, then on to Paris.
7/5/09 – Here’s another article with more images and information, from Singapore Sights.