Southeast Asian art collection exhibition invites one to get an insight into the rich cultural heritage of this region full of colors, patterns, materials, techniques, symbols and traditions.
The LNMA collection of Southeast Asian art, with 114 artworks, represents six of the eleven countries – Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Viet Nam, and Myanmar. The Indonesian collection is the largest – 76 items, located in two halls. It shows the skills of craftsmen, unique techniques, materials and traditions cultivated over centuries. Wax batik covered with intricate patterns, the ritual dagger keris and the most ancient type of puppet theatre wayang are inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.