Kukri with ivory handle carved with a lion head

South East Asia

South and South East Asia includes Southern India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Nepal and Tibet.

Arms and armour from these regions are rare, but the Royal Armouries is fortunate to have significant holdings of these.

These regions were often impenetrable to all but the most determined of explorer or invader. Their arms and armour are often highly individual in style.