Visit Indonesia


The journey culminates with a visit to the largest country in Southeast Asia and one that consists of around 18,000 islands. The core of this part of the exhibition is the founding collection built by Andrzej Wawrzyniak (1931–2020), the founder and patron of the Museum.


The Indonesian collection is the largest and richest group of artefacts held by the Museum of Asia and Pacific in Warsaw. The display shows numerous examples of traditional weapons, including krises, which are greatly respected in the region and connected with many local traditions. There is also a variety of Indonesian costumes connected with classical Balinese dances or wedding ceremonies, as well as a set of gamelan instruments that includes gongs of different seizes and bar instruments. You can also see wayang shadow play puppets cut out in leather and a large assortment of batik textiles.


  • Slajd nr 0

    Maska (topeng) – Cakil, Indonezja, Jawa Wschodnia, Malang, 2 poł. XIX w. (1/5)

  • Slajd nr 1

    Korona ceremonialna, Indonezja, Sumatra Zachodnia, Minangkabau, 2 poł. XX w. (2/5)

  • Slajd nr 2

    Strój ślubny, Indonezja, Sumatra Zachodnia, ok. 2016 r. (3/5)

  • Slajd nr 3

    Lalka teatru wayang klitik - Książę Temenggung Indonezja, Jawa Wschodnia 2 poł. XIX w. (4/5)

  • Slajd nr 4

    Półzbroja paradna i hełm, Indonezja, Nias 2. poł. XX w. (5/5)


Apart from masks, weapons, garments, wayang puppets, and remnants of the region’s distant past, visitors can see a pendopo, a wooden pavilion-like structure where concerts of classical Indonesian gamelan music and shadow play shows were held.


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