Press cutting titled: The Horniman Museum at Forest Hill: The New Indian Curios.

A press cutting of an article describing the new exhibition, ‘The New Indian Curios’, at the Museum. A new room named the Indian Saloon has been set apart from the rest of the reception, with Jeypore metal and enamel work and a Taj Mahal model. The long excerpt continues with a number of ornaments displayed for the public such as the arrangement of coloured clay figures in a large case representing different castes, professions, and trades in India. Mr. Horniman obtained many other objects such as Chanraigee, a Tibetan work in copper and gold, thickly woven carpets, Tibetan lamas’ dresses, masks, vessels, bells, gongs, long trumpets, guitars, flutes, drums, Tibetan hats, and boots, armoury of swords and knives, jewellery worn both my men and women, and amulets often enclosing a prayer and anklets as well. The excerpt mentions Mr. Horniman has also embraced Ceylon, the tea-planting country that portrays Tamil women as being picturesque and ingenious and having a rich and varied literature. The excerpt concludes with the Museum and the exhibition as being a success in the objects obtained and the display of each, with the Japanese section being the strongest. A breakdown of the number of visitors to the Museum are explained, with a notice of when the Museum is free to view.

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