Musings

  • Temple deer, Kidang or Menjangan

    The significance of Balinese temple deer, called Kidang or Menjangan.
  • Buddha Beads

    Buddha beads, the ancient hexagonal bi-cone bead.
  • The mythical winged lion of Bali. Singa Bersayap..

    Writing this essay as my knowledge is that of a bule (pronounced bou lay, a term used to indicate a white person or an outsider). Everything in Bal...
  • Face beads

    Face beads have fascinated bead makers for millennia. We find face beads in many cultures from the Medeterranian to  the Far East. When Iook at exa...
  • Discovering Majapahit. Article 2. History

    The official history of Majapahit dates from 1293 until 1478. In the west we like to think of events as progressing in a linear manner, but in fact...
  • The story of one necklace

    The strand of old and ancient beads, Catalogue 35 In many cultures there are beads that are treasured and passed down through the generations as ...
  • The story of the making of Trungpa Teaching

    Often in a piece of wood, what it is going to become is embedded. My task as the carver is to bring out the hidden story. This is a story of the ma...
  • Dong Son in Indonesia

    Before the arrival of the Hindu/Buddhist cultures in Indonesia there was a period that I call pre-history. Not much is known about the culture of t...
  • Discovering Majapahit Terracotta. Article 1

    This is the first of a series I plan to write. I shall take you on a journey that we made and tell you something of the history, the artifacts and ...
  • Bead traditions in Uzbekistan.

    Uzbek tradition
  • Museum of Indonesian Art

    11 November 2018 On Saturday Veronica gave a talk to the Museum of Indonesian Art. One of her very special necklaces sold (pictured). The necklac...