BUCKLE, RIAU OR SUMATRA, 19TH CENTURY. SOLID GOLD SET WITH RUBIES, EMERALDS, SAPPHIRES AND DIAMONDS, 10.8 X 18 CM. AUTHOR’S COLLECTION. PHOTO: BY THE AUTHOR – TAASA Review June 2022
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8 There is a distinct Malay aesthetic too.
The decoration on traditional Malay silver and gold tends to be far more restrained than that found on say Burmese or Thai articles.
Traditionally, not only has Malay art avoided the representation of living creatures but also that of created things such as architectural constructs...