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Costume and fashion history of Asia . Manners and Customs. Collected from rare sources. The Forgotten Books.

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CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL. Ornamental design from Japan at the end of the 19th century.

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Three segments of a circular border. Cloisonné enamel

CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL.

Japan shippō-yaki design.

THE three segments of a circular border which are reproduced in this Plate, are taken from a tray of cloisonné enamel – one of the most perfect specimens of modern enamel which has reached us from Japan. The accuracy and beauty of the design and execution are equal to anything we have seen in the finest old work; clearly proving, in this art at least, that in manipulative skill the Japanese artizan artists of to-day are not a whit behind those of by-gone times (jap. shippō-yaki).

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Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

Malaysia, Indonesia, weapons, textil, fabrics design, ethnic, Kris, John Clark Ridpath,Indonesian Culture. Fabrics and Weapons of the Malays.

The Malay (Orang Melayu) are an ethnic group in Southeast Asia. They belong to the Austronesian ethnic groups and speak the Malay language, whose modern expressions are Malay and Indonesian. Today about 22 million people are counted among the Malay people, who mainly live on the Malay Peninsula, in the east of Sumatra and on the coasts of Borneo. The majority of the population are Malays in Malaysia (50.4%), in the Sultanate of Brunei (66%), in the three southernmost provinces of Thailand (66-80%) and in the Indonesian province of Bangka-Belitung (72%). The vast majority of Malays (> 99.9 %) are Sunni Muslims.

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Late Antique Fabrics from Egypt.

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Late Antique Fabrics from Egypt.

Late Antique Fabrics from Egypt.

1) Red silk, patterned with figures of Samson and the lion. Alexandria, 6th — 7th Cent. — 2) Silk fabric. Alexandria, 6th — 7th Cent. — 3) Fabric with cock pattern, Persia, ca. 600. — 4 Sassanian fabric, Persia, 6th—7th Cent. 5) Fabric with elephant pattern. Persia, 8th — 9th Cent.

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