March 14, 2017

Zilin Yee

Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
Baba&Nyonya Heritage Museum located in Melacca, a world heritage UNESCO site is a combination of three terrace lots that were acquired in 1861.Four generations live in the house before it was opened as a museum in 1985.The museum is name derived from the term Baba, an honorific manner of addressing a straits-born gentleman and Nyonya which addresses a Straits-born lady.
Its it to preserve the house for visitors hoping to honour the Peranakan Spirit and keeping it alive for many generation to come.

The Peranakan
A mix of Chinese and Malay culture.The stories tell how Chinese migrants settled in South East Asia and started their own families with the local Malay.People say,Peranakan is more Chinese than Chinese because they fully preserve the Chinese custom.

Design Objective:
The objective of this project is to promote that “Peranakan Batik Sarong” which inherits the unique of Baba Nyonya culture as a value
Based on the traditional values of Kamcheng, which symbolizes strong bonding & close relationships between Peranakan women, thisĀ 
packaging design entitled the Kamcheng box presents a combination of Batik Sarong to symbolize the relationship of ladies and pass on the
legacy of wearing the sarong.
The pheonix represents beauty and grace of ladies. The peony bloom symbolizes nobility and value of the
ladies. The whole box symbolizes the female beauty and preserves traditional craft.

Designer: Zilin Yee

Locality : Malaysia

Project : Peranakan Hipwrap Sarong