This item is made to order. Please allow production time of approximately 2 - 4 weeks. Kindly note for variant without frame: batik box colour and pattern for are subject to availability and handpicked by the artist
Watercolour and 3-D collage on canvas, comes with stand and hook for table top or wall display.
Artwork: 23 x 23
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 detail and built with care, the style has humble beginnings. It first appeared in simple shop houses where tradesmen toiled, and was only later adopted in the elaborate terraces 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 themselves are limited in originals, hand painted by Arthur P Y Ting with abstract collages as the background.
出入平安 (chu ru ping an) - Peace When You Come and Go
This is a common message at the entrance of every Chinese home, to wish blessings upon those who enter or leave the residence.
Custom inscriptions available, ask us.