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Mbrammuo

The Asante used small weights such as this to measure out specific amounts of gold for centuries. The weights were often decorated with geometric patterns, and were made in Ghana...

Purse

An example of a Maori purse (kete muka) made from processed flax fibre. They are still produced today but are mainly used as wall hangings. If purses are...

Common green bird-wing butterfly

This is a male birdwing butterfly from Milne Bay in Southern Papua New Guinea. It was added to the collection by Major Bertie Gay. Whilst he was a curator at...

Tillet block and tillet block insert

Tillet blocks were used to stamp the outer wrapping of bales of cloth before they were exported from Exeter. In this large stamp the central piece is removable allowing the...