Tempayan Di Indonesia Martavans In Indonesia

Adhyatman, Sumarah; Lammers, Cheng

Published by Ceramic Society of Indonesia, 1977
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DJ is foxed on the inside, lightly rubbed on the outside, and has slight edge wear. ; Text and captions in Indonesian and English. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Tempayan Di Indonesia Martavans In Indonesia
Publisher: Ceramic Society of Indonesia
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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Adhyatman, Sumarah, & Cheng Lammers (Tita Soeprapto Mangoensadjito, trans.)
Published by Himpunan Keramik Indonesia / The Ceramic Society of Indonesia, Jakarta, (1977)
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Book Description Himpunan Keramik Indonesia / The Ceramic Society of Indonesia, Jakarta, 1977. Quarto; hardcover, with gilt upper board title and decoration, and decorative endpapers; 123pp., with many diagrams and monochrome photographic illustrations and 8pp. of full-colour photographic plates. Boards heavily spotted and worn along the edges; offset to the preliminaries; signed in ink, with an ink stamp, on the publication page; text block top edge mildly dusted. Dustwrapper is well-rubbed; sunned on the upper panel and spine panel; lacquer lifting on the lower panel; spotted on the verso; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight. Martavan is the name used to refer to a group of big stoneware or highly fired earthenware storage jars. The name can be traced to the important entrepot port of Martaban in Burma. Martaban was an active base from whence the Chinese wares were shipped to the Near East, India and Africa during the Sung and Ming dynasties and it was at Martaban that these big jars were first observed by Westerbners. Early Western writers on the porcelain trade route called a wide number of ceramic products 'Martavans' after the port. The popular Indonesian name for martavans is tempayan, a name which originates from 'tempat tape' the containers in which the local fermenting rice or cassava is made. Martabani jars have now become decorative pieces in the modern home and their value has soared as the factor of antiquity comes into play. Beyond this, especially among the peoples of Sarawak and the Philippine Archipelago, some jars accredited with magical powers, have become priceless. Many stories exist on the magical origin of the jars. A particular jar may be effective in curing all sicknesses or only for a particular sickness. Some collectors refrain from collecting martavans for fear of the living myths and legends connected with them. The long tribal history belonging to them played an integral part in Dayak culture; with conversions to Christianity or Islam many of the traditions were lost and so for a time Jakarta was flooded with jars from Kalimantan and Sarawak. Apparently if you 'tell' your jar how fortunate it is and how happy you are to have it, no adverse events will befall you. Seller Inventory # 85602

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