This richly illustrated volume stands as a testament to the extraordinary and ancient legacy of the gold jewellery manufactured and worn by the diverse peoples of the outer islands of the Indonesian archipelago. Divided into ten geographic regions, each section features large, beautiful photos of a broad array of iconic body ornaments and with succinct expert introductions and highly informative captions discussing history, use and manufacture. The collection includes ancient ritual pieces believed to have magical powers, as well as courtly pieces designed to protect power and authority. Beginning with Southeast Maluku, near the border of the Pacific Ocean, and travelling west through the Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Sumatra, and, finally, Nias, this volume is a golden journey through insular Asia.
The largest volume ever published on Indonesian jewellery, Gold Jewellery of the Indonesian Archipelago features more than 500 stunning, never-before published specimens of tribal, ethnic and courtly body ornaments encompassing every outlying region of the 4,200-kilometer-wide Indonesian archipelago.
- Bill Dalton, Tempo Magazine
Anne Richter is a former lecturer in Art and Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and is now a museum curator in Melbourne. She contributed to the Dictionnaire Internationale de Bijou (1998) and Magical Ancient Beads (1998), and is the author of Arts and Crafts of Indonesia (1994) and Jewellery of Southeast Asia (2000).
Bruce W. Carpenter is an expert, scholar and writer who has authored and co-authored over 18 books and scores of essays and articles on Indonesian art, culture and history. He began with Willem G. Hofker, Painter of Bali (1993), the first major illustrated book on an expatriate artist in Bali, followed by the critically acclaimed, W.O.J Nieuwenkamp, First European Artist in Bali (1997). Since co-authoring Batak Sculpture (2007), Carpenter has focused primarily on the extraordinary traditional and tribal arts of Indonesia. His most recent work, Javanese Antique Furniture and Folk Art (2009), was a pioneering book on this little known subject.
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