Over 50 vintage garments and textiles from the collection of prominent Singapore Peranakan figure Lee Kip Lee have found a new home and admirers in Japan. It's wonderful to hear that the Peranakan Association of Singapore Honorary Life President, Baba Lee Kip Lee has donated so many antique kebaya and sarong to Fukuoka Art Museum!
I'm also very excited to hear about the opening of a new travelling exhibition 'Singapore, Sarong Kebaya and Style: Peranakan Fashion in an Interconnected World'. The show will feature many items from Mr. Lee's collection and is organised by Mr Lee's son Peter, a Peranakan culture scholar and author of 'Sarong Kebaya: Peranakan Fashion in an Interconnected World 1500- 1950'.
Fukuoka Art Museum will host the show from 17 April to 12 June 2016 before it moves to Shoto Museum of Art in Tokyo in July.
Excuse the 'professional' photo but I'm wearing one of my favourite polka-dot sarongs from Kiah's Gallery. Learn about this great shop and others in my blog post 'Where to Buy Nyonya Sarong Kebaya in Singapore'!