Michael Backman’s Video Reels

Here you will find dozens of short video reels – initially created for our Instagram page. Each is less than 90 seconds long and covers matters of culture, art & travel.ย We hope that you will enjoy them.

Collectors live longer! Their job is never done and their curiosity keeps them alive. 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Fires have long been a threat to Japanese temples and other religious sites because they are almost always made of wood. It is rare to come across a temple that has not been destroyed by fire at least several times. The example here is in Tokyo. 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Bangkokโ€™s Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen with its massive Buddha. It also holds the body of a long dead but highly revered abbot who is yet to be cremated because pilgrims still come to pay their respects after several decades.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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The cultural and political setting is all part of the context of art and material culture. Petronas, Malaysiaโ€™s national oil company, is an enormous contrast to that of Indonesia, its neighbour, when it comes to corruption and mismanagement.

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Few castles and major temples in Japan are original. Traditionally made of wood, most have been burned down and rebuilt often several times in their history. ลŒsaka Castle is a case in point. Largely destroyed by fire in the 19th century it was also affected by bombing in World War Two. Today it is made almost entirely of concrete.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Malay silver and gold jewellery and other artefacts in the splendid Kuala Terengganu State Museum, east coast, Malaysia. 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Order now. Available on Amazon, or can be ordered from any bookstore. 

MALAY SILVER AND GOLD: Courtly Splendour from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand. 

Almost 500 colour photographs of Malay silver and gold items, most of which have never been published before, across 20 chapters. 

Jewellery, weapons, betel sets, banqueting items and filigree items are among those included. 

By Michael Backman

Limited print run, so make sure you get a copy.

Also available directly from the publisher on @riverbooksbk 

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Music: Red Horse - Corinne Bailey Rae
A big thank you to @leightonsambournemuseums and @barakat_org for hosting the London launch of โ€˜Malay Silver and Gold: Courtly Splendour from Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailandโ€™ by Michael Backman and published by @riverbooksbk at the splendid Leighton House - and to the almost hundred attendees who came. It was a fantastic evening.

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#courtlysplendour #booklaunch #goodread #londonbooklaunch #londonevents
Visiting thousands of Shinto Torii gates, at Inari, near Kyoto, Japan. 

Fushimi Inari Taisha Sembon Torii 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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How betel or sirih traditionally was prepared in Southeast Asia particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia and among the Straits Chinese. 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Extremely well preserved costumes associated with the Mahdi uprising in Sudan, 1880s. At the Royal Museum in Canterbury, England.

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Antique silver and gold betel leaf holders from Malaysia, Laos and Indonesia.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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The imam preaches rather than the sultan! But Islamic Malay woodcarving on Malaysiaโ€™s east coast.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Our next catalogue will be out this coming Tuesday - plus we have a brand new website to explore! 
Itโ€™s bigger, better with new functionality and better search. 

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An important Buddha in Bangkok for the local Hokkien Chinese community - Wat Kanlayanamit Woramahawihan. Itโ€™s not often visited by tourists and is on the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya River. 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ  ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Regarding Tang Dynasty influence on Japan and Japanese material culture.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Antique betel sets from Malaysia, Indonesia and the peranakan, Baba-Nonya or Straits Chinese communities.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Raw materials to make dagger and sword hilts in Southeast Asia were imported from around the world as well as being sourced locally. Globalisation has been going on for centuries. 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Splendid local architecture in Phrae, northern Thailand.

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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Malay silverware and the betel leaf motif. 

๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ (link in Bio) ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ป ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€. ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ.

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