Malacca in Malaysia is well known for its handmade beaded slippers. Each bed is manually attached to the slippers and therefore the entire slippers can take quite sometime to be completed.
The beads are first sown into a cloth where the patterns are normally drawn. Afterwhich, it is transferred onto the shoe.
These beaded shoes are very delicate and definitely should not be used for rough wear. They made elegant footwear to be worn to official functions and dinners together with traditional gowns like cheongsan and baju kurung.
To full the full article, please go to An insight into Peranakan culture (The Star Metro section, dated 16 Nov 09)