Discover the hidden meanings of Melaka's Nyonya beaded shoes


Melaka's beaded shoes come in many designs, each with their own hidden meaning, such as this embroidery of peacocks. - Filepic

Emily Lim vividly remembers the crowd’s cheer when she sang a timeless Peranakan love ballad at the 32nd Baba Nyonya Convention in Melaka in 2019.

But it turns that the crowd was not just cheering for her singing, but also for her attire. She wore a green baju kebaya, and completed the look with a stunning pair of kasut manik or beaded shoes.

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