From ancient times to modern day, the concept of Nusantara has shifted to suit different historical and geopolitical contexts. Nusantara covers the Indonesian archipelago, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and expands to Madagascar, the Christmas Islands and the Hawaiian islands.
Geographical extensions notwithstanding, the idea of Nusantara encompasses the extensive regional history where traders ply the route from the days of yore, bearing goods and religious exchanges.
From the looming Buddhist & Hindu homage in Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Jogjakarta’s Borobudor to the delicate potpourri of Chinese, Indian and Islamic elements found in the arts and cuisine—together with Portuguese, Dutch, English, Spanish, French and American influences—Nusantara is a region enriched from centuries of practising a unique philosophy described as ‘syncretic’ in her global marriage and subsequently bears this in her embrace of life.
Suffused by these diverse elements, Nusantara Collection seeks to showcase our anthology of contemporary pieces distinctive of the region, our gateway awaiting the world’s embrace.