Musings

  • Ancient mosaic bead necklace. Catalogue 62

    This necklace is made up of small beads found in Java. The technique for each one varies but essentially they are made from fused millefiore gla...
  • Swallow Necklace from the Minangkabau peoples

    This is a swallow theme necklace of gold plated silver set with intan diamonds from Minangkabau people of Sumatra. It is hard to date precisely ...
  • Tatebin

       Tatebin from our collection 115 X 45 cm. Showing a typical boat. On the deck are more smaller vessels (? lifeboats)This piece we acquired fro...
  • Jatim Beads

    The name Jatim is an abbreviation of Java Timor ( East Java ) and was coined as a name for a particular type of beads found in grave-sites in Eas...
  • Miss Wallace's coat

    Miss Wallace was a customer who had an extraordinary fine taste in art, in particular she loved batik. She was the aunt of one of my patients, J...
  • Bidadari

    Old Balinese woodcarving of Bidadari Bidadari are the Indonesian evocation of the apsaras from Indian mythology. They are beautiful, supernatural...
  • Bronze finial, Khakkhara

      This example of a khakkhara is from Central or East Java. Above the handle is a lotus leaf from which spring eight fantastical rhinoceros. In ...
  • Loro Blonyo - The inseparable couple

      Traditional Javanese terracotta Loro Blonyo   Loro Blonyo are a couple, Dewi Sri and her consort Sadono. Loro Blonyo is Javanese literally tra...
  • Mamuli


  • Indo-Pacific beads

    The term “Indo-Pacific” was coined by Peter Francis Jr., who defined them as small, drawn, monochrome, glass beads.  This is almost identical to ...
  • Temple deer, Kidang or Menjangan

    The significance of Balinese temple deer, called Kidang or Menjangan.
  • Buddha Beads. Natural crystal and glass hexagonal bicones.

    Buddha beads, the ancient hexagonal bi-cone bead.