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Sketch of the day no 306: Antique Chinese pillows

antique Chinese opium pillows
antique Chinese opium pillows

These are antique chinese pillows. They are sometimes called opium pillows because they were used by the locals to lie down to smoke up. These pillows are hard and made of wood or papier mache and then lacquered. Sometimes there are fine designs on them but this a plain example.

Sketch of the day no 256: Penang Nonya Tiffin carrier with peonies

Tiffin carrier
Tiffin carrier

Tiffin carriers were a traditional form of transporting food in Malaysia and around the region. An old school lunch box. This one is made of metal and enamel paint and were used by the Peranakans. Sometimes there are peonies painted on the Tiffin carrier as decoration. This is a plain one but I have added in the peonies in the background 🙂

Upcycling – antique doors into a folding screen

going to get this made soon!!

Antique folding screen

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