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Kekwa Hairpins

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Destination: Malacca, Malaysia

Delicate gilt-silver hairpins like these were once a wardrobe staple amongst Nyonyas, the female members of the Baba-Nyonya, or descendants of the Chinese merchants that began arriving in Malaysia as early at the 15th century. We named this pair after the kekwa, or “chrysanthemum,” which has a special place in Chinese art and culture.


The traditional Nyonya wardrobe may as well be synonymous with “elegance.” Back in the day, Nyonyas wore beaded slippers and a long tunic called baju panjang, with their long hair twisted up into a ... Read More

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5.25-6.25" L

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