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UCLA Fowler Museum Collections

Oceania, Asia and Southeast Asia

The collections from Insular Southeast Asia are among the largest in the United States, including notable collections of textiles and basketry from Indonesia, the Philippines and Timor-Leste; sculptural material from Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi West Timor (Indonesia), Luzon (Philippines) and Timor-Leste; puppetry from Java and Bali (Indonesia); and metalwork from the Philippines. The primary strength of the Oceanic collections lies in materials from Australia, Papua New Guinea, especially the Papuan Gulf, Trobriand Islands, Sepik River, and Maprik region. A variety of collections include textiles from Japan, India, Bhutan, basketry and decorative arts from Japan; puppetry from China, Thailand, India, and field-collected materials from Nepal.

Asia & The Pacific

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