In the 21st Century, consumers purchase items from well-known brands and companies which are designed to breakdown and need replacing, but items weren't always designed this way. For centuries craftsmen made functional, well designed objects out of durable materials. They also invested an enormous amount of man hours not only in the making and perfecting of the object, but also in the designs and patterns that adorn the surface of the object. The artefacts featured in the exhibition are worthy of the name masterpiece as they are functional, highly artistic and showcase superior craftsmanship. This exhibition presents works of different cultures worldwide and spans from ancient times to the early twentieth century. The media varies and features textiles, pottery, precious metals and more. These works possess a unique history or narrative behind the ornamental design and use of each object. Many of the artisans who made these objects are unknown, but their work is strong enough to be shown next to items of the well known. The fact that many of these items have lasted so long is a testament to the dedication these artisans had to their craft. These objects are symbols of pride for their makers.