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.

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.

#michaelbackman #thewhitemosque #abidinmosque #masjidabidin #tanahmelayu #malaysilverandgold #asianantiques #asianartlondon #londongallery #artcritic #arthistorian #malaywoodcarving #islamicwoodcarving #islamiccalligraphy
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. 

#michaelbackman #newcatalogue #latestacquisition #asianantiques #artsofasia ##asianartlondon #ashantiqueen #tibetanantiques #vishnugod #surahi #silverllama #antiquesilver #antiquewoodcarving
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.

#michaelbackman #betelparaphernalia #betelset #malaysilverandgold #arthistorian #tanahmelayu #betelleaves #betel #betelchewing #asianartlondon #baba #peranakan #antiquesilver #sirih #straitschinese #indonesianantiques
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.

#michaelbackman #antiquekeris #keris #keriscarving #malayweapon #kris #trade #internationaltrade #asianartlondon #londongallery
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.

#michaelbackman #thaiarchitecture #thaitraditionalhouse #thaiantiques #thaisilver #thaiculture #northernthailand #asianantiques #asianartlondon #phrae
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.

#michaelbackman #malaysilverandgold #tanahmelayu #malayaesthetics #malayartinspiration #malayantiques #betelleaves #betelparaphernalia #malaysilver #antiquesilver #asianartlondon #londongallery #malaymotif #betel #malayculture
Bentong, a town in the Malaysian state of Pahang, is renowned for its ginger.

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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A rare Burmese watercolour of a destroyed building in Mandalay sold by us to Singaporeโ€™s Asian Civilisations Museum. 

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Shinto and Buddhist pilgrims leave wishes on wooden blocks called ema in designated areas in some shrines in Japan. This unusually loaded example is in Kyoto. 

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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A VOC shipwreck in Fremantle, Western Australia. Part of the fascinating story of early trade berweeb Europe and Asia. 

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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The very unusual Erawan Elephant Museum in Bangkok with its excellent collection of Bencharong Thai ceramics. With Paul Bromberg. 

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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Invited by the lovely @pbisalp to go on a boat trip and historical tour along the Chao Phraya River, Bangkok. Also with @paul_bromberg_silver
At the splendid Perak Museum in Taiping, Malaysia. It is an important part of the Malay silverware story.

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Visiting a contemporary religious art warehouse in Bangkok.

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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Sake offerings in Tokyo, Japan, to the god-like Meiji emperor. 

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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Eating in the traditional Malay style, east coast of the Malay peninsula.

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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Pre-order now on Amazon.

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

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: Quaquaversal by James Bright
Not vases! But antique silver spittoons from the Dutch East Indies and the Malay world. 

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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