16 June 2008

Malay Kitchen anthropology

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
Robert Collier

Spotted recently in Penang, a collector's treasure trove of antique Malaysian kitchen paraphenalia.


Vida said...

Absolutely stunning photos, love this post to death... where did you say you spotted all this stuff? Vida x

Vida said...

Ooops a little far to go for me today! Vida x

Anonymous said...

G'day Sticky-Is this stuff you have hoarded & are about to open a Malay Homewares stall? LOL! Seriously, lovely pictures, are all the accoutrements old?

stickyfingers said...

Thanks Vida.

Yes all old, Gobbler, lovely and weathered, on display to tourists interested in the kitchens of a wealthy family. I can image the toil of the servants as they turned out dishes in the huge kitchen space that these items were displayed in.

I would have killed for some of those goodies though. Oh to have a large flat mortar and pestle and some of those pretty stacked lunch caddies or tiffins.