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Pottery production and trade in the Banda zone, Indonesia: the Kei tradition in its spatial and historical context

Ellen, Roy (2019) Pottery production and trade in the Banda zone, Indonesia: the Kei tradition in its spatial and historical context. Indonesia and the Malay World, . pp. 1-27. ISSN 1363-9811. E-ISSN 1469-8382. (doi:10.1080/13639811.2019.1582862) (KAR id:73320)

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Abstract

This paper provides the first comprehensive description of pottery production in the Kei islands of eastern Indonesia, based on field data collected mainly in 1981 and on Museum collections in the UK and The Netherlands. The account is situated in what we know of the dynamics of trading systems that existed in the Moluccan islands between 1500 and 2000. Kei pottery is widely thought to be the successor of a tradition established in the Banda islands that was extinguished with the 1621 Dutch massacre of Bandanese, but re-established at several sites in the Kei islands by Bandanese migrants after this date. These claims are critically examined using ethnographic and archaeological data, and an attempt made to compare the production and trading patterns of pottery in the ‘Banda zone’ before and after 1621.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13639811.2019.1582862
Uncontrolled keywords: pottery production, Banda Islands, Kei Islands, trading zones, history and prehistory
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Roy Ellen
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 07:05 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2021 13:08 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/73320 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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