The Message & the Monsoon: Islamic Art of Southeast Asia

13Message & the MonsoonTitle : The Message & the Monsoon: Islamic Art of Southeast Asia
Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Price : RM110.00
Size : 9.5″ x 12″
Year : 2005
ISBN No : 983-40845-7-9
Illustration : 167 colour, 24 b&w
Pages : 239
Southeast Asia was part of the most important trade route the world had ever seen until the 20th century. From Aceh in the west of the Malay Archipelago to Mindanao in the east, there has been a steady exchange of commerce and culture. Most of all there is the influence of Islam. For the first time, a comprehensive selection of Islamic artefacts from Southeast Asia has been assembled to bring alive the history and culture of a region that has received little exposure. Divided into categories as diverse as weapons and woodwork, this catalogue lavishly illustrates the Islamic art of the region.