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Mat

Original Devon & Exeter Institution label reads “Half a mat/Otaheite/Presented by Capt. Bond, RN.” Donated to the museum by the Devon & Exeter Institute in January 1872. Length = 2000 x...

Cutter

A wooden bowl decorated with mother-of-pearl shell. This vessel would have accompanied a betel chewing set. It was used for holding betel (areca) nut, which is chewed in many parts...

Cutter

These octagonal boxes were used to carry betel or tobacco. The flower and foliage design is typically Islamic. Personal accessories, like cleaning instruments, were sometimes attached. Here we can see...

Dish

The hammered floral design on this silver vessel is believed to have originated in Malay-Islamic literature. The central design appears to be a highly stylised lotus, but this could also...

Tray

Made for a wealthy family, the salver’s design is typically Malay in style. The petal-like ‘sunburst’ rim and scrolling foliage motifs conforms to Islamic notions of decoration. The central decoration...

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