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Medieval aquamanile ram jug

Aquamanile Ram Jug

Medieval water carrier used for religious ceremonies Read More
Detail of a Maori feather cloak

Maori Feather Cloak

A Maori feather cloak, traditionally made by women for Maori chiefs Read More
North American Chiild's Moccasins

Native American Moccasins

North American Indian beaded children’s moccasins Read More
Minangkabau Bridal Headdress

Minangkabau Bridal Headdress

Cosume of silver, sheet foil, beads and cut-out love birds Read More
Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes

Ajrakh, block printed fabric from Rajasthan

Traditional Indian cotton fabric using natural dyes Read More
Detail of the Rudston Venus Mosaic

Rudston Venus Mosaic

From a 4thC Roman Villa discovered in East Yorkshire Read More
Detail of a Persian Writing Box

Persian Writing Boxes

Communication before texts, typewriters and telegrams Read More
Tibetan Skull Cup

Tibetan Skull Cup

Holy item made from the bones of the dead Read More
Iron Age Gold coin of the Celtic Parisi

Iron Age Gold Coin of the Celtic Parisi

Money, currency and bartering to get the things you want Read More
Sharks tooth sword

Sharks Tooth Sword

A weapon known made from coconut palm and sharks teeth Read More

Carved Coconut Head

Genuine or made for the tourist trade? Read More
Iroquois Beaded Purse

Iroquois Beaded Purse

Made by Native North Americans for the tourist trade Read More
Pad saddle

Cree Native American Saddle

Ceremonial Pad Saddle from the Day Star Reserve in Canada Read More
Gazelle Axe

Indian Gazelle Head Axe

19th Century Indian axe, beautifully cast with a gazelle head Read More
Russian peasant emnbroidery of Mokosh

Embroidery of the Russian Goddess Mokosh

Ritual linen towel used in marriage and childbirth Read More
Palaeolithic Handaxe

Palaeolithic Handaxe

Quartzite tool from Somalia made about 1.5 million years ago Read More
Alorese bronze drum

Alorese Bronze Drum

Indonesian drums as marriage payments Read More
Sioux Warrior shirt

Sioux Warrior Shirt

Painted figures show victories over the wearer's enemies Read More

Somali Beadwork

Showing the skill of artisans Read More
Japanese ivory carving

Japanese Ivory Carving

These okimono display Japanese carving skills to the world Read More
Carved wooden bird

Carved Pacific Bird

Wooden decoration from Papua New Guinea Read More
Japanese Samurai Armour

Japanese Samurai Armour

Protective suit to scare off the enemy Read More
Pair of decorated Japanese ivory tusks

Japanese Ivory Tusk Vases

Japanese carved tusks, decorated with birds Read More
Kutch silver tea set

Kutch Silver

Kutch silver from the centre of production in Western India Read More
Ceremonial Adze from the Cook Islands

Ceremonial Adze

A stone-headed wood-working tool from the Cook Islands Read More

Anglo Saxon Sword Pommel

Golden jewelled object from the 7th Century Read More
Australian Aborigine glass spearhead

Australian Aboriginal Glass Spearheads

Tool made by chipping fragments from discarded glass Read More

Carved Ivory Tusks

Elaborately carved elephant's tusk from Benin, West Africa Read More
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