Thursday, July 29, 2010

#Tropenmuseum brings us "stock-puppets" and more

The collections that we were happy to receive in #Commons were typically old photographs or pictures of all kinds. This time the Tropenmuseum brings us something new: pictures of objects. Objects like these amazing wayang puppets.

screenshot from the Commons category

There are manuscripts in many languages on many materials, statues, Korans, jewellery, weapons, miniatures, musical instruments, textiles, pottery, proclamations, designs for silver jewellery ... the list goes on.

A paddy field fisherman with a fishing rod.

This new collection is vast. Multichil started to upload the new pictures and really, there is so much that it will take real effort to grasp what it is that we received from the Tropenmuseum.
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