Sunday, September 11, 2011

Kasut manek in the making

My kasut manek collection

My favourite kasut manek

After relocating back to Singapore, I have been immersing myself in the rich peranakan culture particularly, the intensive process of sewing my own kasut manek, taking three months to sew each pair of kasut manek. I always enjoy my visits to my favourite shoemaker, who would skillfully transform each of my hand-sewn shoe-covers into magnificent pieces of artwork...