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Meet Sherman, whose shop on 2nd Cross Street sells maps, antiques, and kung fu posters that he paints himself!

“The Siege” Carved Panel

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Destination: Malacca, Malaysia

Warriors strike battle-ready poses while preparing to attack in this high relief carving, painted traditional reds and golds. Elaborate panels like this one were used to increase ventilation in the homes of Peranakans, the descendents of Chinese merchants who started arriving in Malaysia in the 15th century. The combination of European, Chinese, and Malay elements represented here is the signature of what’s called the “Straits Eclectic” style of architecture.


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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12 x 4.5"

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