Decorative art objects

Works of traditional arts and crafts of the East

The collection contains various works of decorative and applied arts from many countries of the East, including Turkey, India, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Among them are religious objects, miniature sculptures, household items, clothing accessories, made by oriental craftsmen with great skill and taste. Some handicraft industries, such as metalworking, ivory carving, wood carving and stone carving are best represented. The chronological framework of the collection extends from the late 17th to the early 20th century.