Jul. 18, 2016

Royal Sword of Bohmong Circle

Every Bohmong has inherited a kingly sword. All previous swords appear to be lost but the one in these photos still lives on. It is thought to have been a gift from a British governor to this region, possibly Thomas Herbert Lewin  in the period 1864 to 1875.

Modern-day collector Farhana Hoque updates us on her fieldwork in Bangladesh, where she has been aiming to collect objects as part of the Horniman Collecting Initiative for The Horniman Museum and Gardens(London,Unired Kingdom)

edited by Richie Aung