Put it in context!

Put it in context!

The ruins of this beautiful old house are located in the quiet neighborhood of Tranquerah, West of the Malacca River.

Dewi Antique Art Nouveau Tile

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Destination: Malacca, Malaysia

Lovely art nouveau ceramic tiles also known as Majolica tiles date back to the late 1800s, and are a popular staple in Malaysian homes. Introduced to the archipelago by either the Dutch, the Chinese, or both, ceramic tiles were used to adorn the wide staircases of traditional Malay homes, and almost always decorated the shophouses of Chinese Peranakans, where they were typically placed below the front windows on the ground floor. With their colorful floral and geometric motifs, the tiles have become a staple of what’s known as the Straits Eclectic style of architecture. This one was likely manufactured in England at the end of the 19th century.


With average temperatures between 75 and 89 degrees, architecture in the Malay Archipelago has traditionally been dictated by the weather. The first native dwellings made use of such heat-combating features as rais... Read More

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6 x 6"

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