The Peranakan culture is a cultural blend of Chinese, Malay and some European descent that evolved more than two hundred years ago in Malay Peninsula and Indonesia when Chinese traders settled in the region and adopted local customs.
As the Peranakans (also known as Straits Chinese) became wealthy as intermediaries between the local Chinese and the British, many adopted a practice of incorporating expensive decorative ceramic tiles into the interior and exterior of their houses as symbolism of wealth and prosperity. The usually floral motifs tiles, would add pastels and vibrant colors into their Victorian architecture reflect their very own unique blend of taste and culture. the East-West blend of the Straits Chinese.
Qua has incorporated the unique East-West blend of Peranakan tile motifs with the luster of lacquer. The Peranakan collection is the first in the world that blended the Straits Chinese unique designs into a single uniquely crafted piece.