Seeking cast members for the upcoming Baba Nyonya musical "Ala..Dondang Sayang"
Nyonya Kasot Manek (Beaded Slippers)
No Nyonya clothing will be complete without a pair of beaded shoes called Kasot Manek. Kasot Manek were hand-made made with much skill and patience: strung, beaded and sewn onto canvas with tiny faceted glass beads. Traditional Kasot Manek design often have European floral subjects, with colors influenced by Peranakan porcelain and batik sarongs. They were made onto flats or bedroom slippers. But from the 1930s, modern shapes became popular and heels were added.