Put it together!

Put it together!

Nancy’s Hairpins

 add to cart

One of a Kind!

Only 2 available

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 our friend Nancy, who owns Nancy’s Nyonya Laksa on Jalan Temenggong and makes the best bowl of laksa we tasted on our stay in Malacca.


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

Details and Dimensions

Sold separately

 add to cart
As Seen On
Sf_chronicle Houzz Cn_traveler Refinery29 Thrillist Afar

Welcome Back!

Reset Password

Not a member? Join Bly


STORIES FROM THE STREETS The best of Project Bly delivered to your inbox.


Sign up to stay up to date on all things Bly!

We will never share or sell your email and you can unsubscribe at any time!


Subscribe to our Newsletter for stories about global street markets, street art, street food and more.

Here to shop?

Our online bazaar is currently closed! Sign up for our Newsletter and we'll let you know when we're open for business again!