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'kamcheng'...

Posted by
tubby (Singapore, Singapore) on 12 December 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture.

The name of this porcelain storage jar is termed as 'kamcheng' which means love in hokkien. The 'kamcheng' is filled with red and white dumpling balls during a Baba and Nonya's wedding. Red represents jubilation while white means purity. The Peranakan tradition believes that newly-wed couple who eats the dumpling balls from the kamcheng will never part.

Canon EOS 500D 1/50 second F/1.8 ISO 1000 50 mm

madagasca from madagasca, Singapore

a very lovely pretty jar! nice shootin.

12 Dec 2009 11:38pm

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

Thanks! This is one of my favorite porcelain... however, because of the glass display and lighting condition picture taken was not too ideal.

13 Dec 2009 1:04am

Ziren from Singapore, Singapore

keep the photos going! frankly, i really didnt notice these beautiful porcelain in the museums, having being attracted by the colourful peranankan clothing.

13 Dec 2009 1:59pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/50 second
F/1.8
ISO 1000
50 mm

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