|Peranakan, Chinese community, Indonesia, 19th century|
Possibly from Palembang or Java, the local peranakan Chinese communities adopted from local court dress this form of belt comprising rectangular panels, hinged together and then finished with a repoussed buckle. Chinese motifs were incorporated providing a syncreatic item. The style spread to the Straits settlements during the early twentieth century.
This example features nine panels repoussed with lozenge and rectangular geometric motifs and a buckle repoussed with a central crane or stork motif surrounded by flowers of the four seasons and Daoist emblems.
|References: Silver panel belts made for the peranakan community are illustrated in Chin, E., Gilding the Phoenix: The Straits Chinese and their Jewellery, The National Museum Singapore, 1991.|
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