Recently, I visited the Singapore History Musuem and explored the shifting identities of Singapore women from the 1950s to 1970s. In this gallery, you will learn about the changing social, economic and political roles of women.
Costumes worn by women of that era were on display as the gallery traces the changing roles of women from youths to homemakers and career women. A special section of the gallery is devoted to a ‘making of’ set in a textile factory, allowing an in-depth understanding of the process on how various garments are made.
I took some pictures of the fabrics on display, admired the intricacies of the embroidery found on a kebaya and learnt the different methods of draping a sari.