Straits Chinese or "Peranakan" refer to the Baba (male)
and Nyonya (female) ethic. The descendant of early Chinese immigrant
from Fujian that married with local lady in Malaya as early as mid
19th century. Their settlement in early day more focus to Penang,
Melacca and mail. Their unique culture was reflected thru their
building architecture,dressing (kebaya), food (Nyonya cuisine) and
ceramic (Nyonya ware).
One of the best Nyonya ware reference
book was written by Datin Kee Ming-Yuet (Malaysia).
Title : Peranakan Chinese Porcelain: Vibrant
Festive ware of The Straits Chinese.
ISBN: 0804840075. Published-2009.
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