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Choo Yilin weaves in Nyonya embroidery into her Peranakan Lace collection

Traditional finesse

Choo Yilin weaves in Nyonya embroidery into her Peranakan Lace collection
The local jewellery designer pays tribute to the traditional kebaya in her latest collection

A Nyonya kebaya isn't simply the traditional attire of the Peranakan community. It's a garment that tells a story, one that's intricately woven using hand-sewn embroidery. Like all her creations, Choo Yilin's latest addition to her jade line continues to pay tribute to the Peranakan aesthetic — this time, focusing on the lace of kebayas.
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The intricate nyonya embroidery is reimagined into filigree metalwork embellished with amethyst, rhodolite garnet, London blue or sky blue topaz — artfully translated onto her signature Type A jadeite. The Peranakan Lace collection also welcomes two new silhouettes: Jade drop earrings and jade rings featuring metalwork centrepieces.
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Elaborate in details and workmanship, these are jewellery pieces you'll want to be scoring points with come this Lunar New Year. Prices start from $398 onwards.  

Shop the Peranakan Lace collection online or at their 
Mandarin Gallery boutique.

Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

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