This item is made to order. Please allow production time of approximately 6 - 8 weeks.
Mixed media on acrylic or fabric backing, wooden frame
Image size: 36 x 30
Frame Size: 69 x 56 (Acrylic), 74 x 64 (Fabric)
The Straits Chinese or Peranakan style is a blend of Chinese, Malay, European and Colonial elements which flourished from the late 19th Century to World War II.
Rich in details and built with care, the style has humble beginnings. It first appeared in simple shophouses where tradesmen toiled, and was only later adopted in the elaborate terrace homes of wealthy merchant families.
It was common for the original owners of these houses to inscribe, above the windows, either their name or the name of the village in China that they came from.
This collection of doors and windows is an attempt to preserve the beauty of Peranakan architecture in an artistic three-dimensional form. The windows are hand-painted by Arthur PY Ting (Singapore) with abstract collages as the background.
長髮興隆 (chang fa xing long) - Continual Wealth and Prosperity