A close up of a blue, purple and turquoise salwar kameez

South Asia at Leeds Museums & Galleries

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Curator Adam Jaffer highlights some of the gems in our world cultures collection for South Asian Heritage Month.
Someone wearing purple gloves is holding a sword so you can see the hilt. It has a Japanese inscription and is a square cut out shape.

Samurai Swords at Leeds Discovery Centre

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Discover the fascinating history behind the Samurai Swords in our collection.
a red headdress mounted on a dark blue stand. The headdress is covered in turquoise stones and looks very intricate.

Conserving a Tibetan Headdress

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A rare Tibetan headdress with gorgeous turquoise and coral stones has just been conserved for display in Himalayan Fashion by Karen Horton.
inspired by Nepal

Inspired by Nepal

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Uncover the adventures of Curator Antonia Lovelace as she embarks on a field trip to Nepal, to add to our extensive World Cultures collection.
A woodblock printed with a colourful image of a goddess sitting on a lotus flower, with children gazing up at her.

Lotus Flowers in Leeds

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With the summer in full swing and flowers in full bloom, Libo Zhu explores the symbolism and histories behind the Chinese Lotus artefacts in our World Cultures collection.
The Leeds University Union Mexican Students Society

Dying Matters: The Day of the Dead Festival

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World Cultures Curator Antonia Lovelace explores newly gifted Mexican Day of the Dead Festival items for the collection!