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Friday, July 22, 2011
This Silver belt was bought in Melaka. According to the seller, this belt belongs to a Chitti Melaka. Chiti Melaka means Indian Nyonya family and the wealthy Melaka Malay community wears it. On the belt itself it has floral design that also portrays the Malay culture. If this is from the Baba Nyonya community, then this belt must come with other design, such as peonies, butterflies or other animals. It was made from silver and gild with gold. It is decorated with sea shells around belt. It is in very good condition.