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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

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    scarf

    Scarf, silk, tasseled and striped

    • Object type: scarf
    • Find spot: Palestine
  • belt

    Belt made of silk.

    • Object type: belt
    • Find spot: India
  • veil

    Woman's veil made of maroon/purple silk with two ends fringed in dark blue silk and with a thin border of yellow, green and lilac stripes along the two fringed sides.

    • Object type: veil
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    scarf

    Scarf, cream/yellow stripes, made of silk?.

    • Object type: scarf
    • Find spot: Palestine
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    sash

    Sash; made of silk.

    • Object type: sash
    • Find spot: Bethlehem
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    head-cloth

    Head-cloth, yellow silk, striped with tassels

    • Object type: head-cloth
    • Find spot: Palestine
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    veil

    Silk veil, pink with tassels.

    • Object type: veil
    • Find spot: Palestine
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    head-cloth

    Head-cloth made of silk, with tassels.

    • Object type: head-cloth
    • Find spot: Palestine
  • headscarf

    Woman's printed silk georgette headscarf. Transparent with a pink ground, yellow leaves and blue and white flowers. Unfinished edges. Worn with silk embroidered dress (see 2011,6013.5).

    • Object type: headscarf
    • Production date: 1930s
    • Find spot: Hadramawt
  • blouse

    A woman's blouse made of pink silk.

    • Object type: blouse
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Nepal
    • Find spot: Nepal
  • hat

    A man's silk hat, a 'topi'; dhaka cloth.

    • Object type: hat
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Nepal
    • Find spot: Nepal
  • veil

    Woman's veil made of green and cream silk with a tartan design and bands of more pronounced stripes along the middle and along the narrow edges and with a tan-coloured stripe along the narrow edges.

    • Object type: veil
    • Find spot: Jerusalem
  • thread

    Group of four skeins of silk thread.

    • Object type: thread
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    scarf

    Scarf made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: scarf
    • Find spot: Baltistan
  • thread

    Thread (for lifting warp) made of silk (?).

    • Object type: thread
    • Find spot: Maldives
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    tassel

    Tassel (sample) made of red, orange and green silk threads folded and bound individually then tied together with red silk floss.

    • Object type: tassel
    • Production date: 1998
    • Production place: Mahdia
    • Find spot: Mahdia
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    head-band

    Head-band (with pompoms, and tassels, and cords) made of cloth (silk), thread (silk).

    • Object type: head-band
    • Find spot: San Cristóbal Totonicapan
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    head-band

    Head-band (with pompoms, and tassels) made of cloth (silk), thread (silk).

    • Object type: head-band
    • Find spot: San Cristóbal Totonicapan
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    head-band

    Head-band (with pompoms, and tassels, and cords) made of cloth (silk), thread (silk).

    • Object type: head-band
    • Find spot: San Cristóbal Totonicapan
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    head-band

    Head-band (with pompoms, and tassels, and cords) made of cloth (silk), thread (silk).

    • Object type: head-band
    • Find spot: San Cristóbal Totonicapan
  • head-band

    Head-band made of silk; gold, green and red.

    • Object type: head-band
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    textile

    Textile (fragment). Fragments stitched together. Made of sewn textile (silk.red.yellow.white).

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 700
    • Find spot: Endere
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    panel

    Panel (fragmentary). Not published. Painted in ink, colour on silk.

    • Object type: panel
    • Find spot: Qian Fo Dong
  • painting

    Fragmentary painting. Very poor condition. Ink and colours on silk. Not published.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: Qian Fo Dong
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
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    painting

    Painting. Fragments of silk painting.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: China
  • hanging lamp

    Hanging-lamp; glass; greenish colour; ornamented with bands of white festoons and silk suspension cords passing through two large beads of clear glass; blue glass lip and ornamentation on the beads.

    • Object type: hanging lamp
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Production place: Catalonia
  • shoe

    Two fragments of cloth cut to the shape of upper part of a shoe; plain silk twill lining; much discoloured. Traces of sewing on the bottom where joined to sole, around top, and from the front of the toes to the front of the ankle, and...

    • Object type: shoe
    • Production date: 12thC(late)
    • Find spot: Tomb of Emperor Henry VI
  • watch-paper

    Watchpaper; pink silk backing, lace overlay.

    • Object type: watch-paper
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    presentation-box

    WATCH PRESENTATION CASE. Watch-case only. Maroon leather covered case; silk lined; inscribed.

    • Object type: presentation-box
    • Producer: Lambert & Rawlings (Originally retailed by)
    • Production place: London
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    cloth

    Fragment of yellow silk, uneven simple tabby weave, with three groups of three narrow contrasting bands formed by thicker undyed weft threads. From a tunic, the bands would have been parallel to the side seam, the warp running horizontally....

    • Object type: cloth
  • textile

    Textile fragment; silk; decorated with motifs in purple and light blue on a green ground; fragment of design showing the feathered breast of a bird, parled collar, part of a half-opened wing, neck, and part of the head.

    • Object type: textile
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    textile; screen

    Eight panel screen with embroidered rank badges on a silk background.

    • Object type: textile; screen
    • Producer: Kim Si-In 김시인 金時仁 (Made by)
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Seoul
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    Karl Marx; textile

    Woven textile portrait from the Cultural Revolution

    • Object type: textile
    • Producer: Hangzhou Tapestry Factory (Factory of)
    • Production date: 20thC
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    V.I. Lenin; textile

    Woven textile (silk) portrait from the Cultural Revolution

    • Object type: textile
    • Producer: Hangzhou Tapestry Factory (Factory of)
    • Production date: 20thC
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    Mao Zedong; textile

    Woven textile portrait from the Cultural Revolution

    • Object type: textile
    • Producer: Hangzhou Tapestry Factory (Factory of)
    • Production date: 20thC
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    textile

    Textile (fragment). Lions. Made of figured textile (silk).

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: Qian Fo Dong
  • textile

    Textile (fragment). Figured with small rhombi enclosing circles;1907.A.1111.214a or 214b with selvedge. Made of woven textile (silk.buff?.yellow?).

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 700
    • Find spot: Endere
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    textile

    Textile. Length of green silk shot with yellow.

    • Object type: textile
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Find spot: China
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    textile

    Rectangular silk textile, gold green grey brown and blue striped textile with fringes at the end.

    • Object type: textile
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Find spot: China
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    textile

    Textile. Black with gold chrysanthemum design. Two pieces, one with leaf design. Made of silk.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Find spot: China
  • textile

    Textile. Black painted on cream silk with talismanic designs.

    • Object type: textile
    • Producer: Rachid Koraïchi (Made by)
    • Production date: 1988
    • Find spot: Algeria
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    textile

    Finished textile in imitation of Stein textile (MAS 820 T.xxii. c. 0010a); coloured silks in board mount; rolled in paulownia box; inscribed.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1990-1993
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
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    textile

    Finished textile in imitation of Stein textile (MAS 926 a, b Ch.00118); coloured silks in board mount; rolled in paulownia box; inscribed.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1995-1997
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
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    textile

    Finished textile in imitation of Stein textile (MAS 920 Ch. 00172); coloured silks in board mount; rolled in paulownia box; inscribed.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1995-1997
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
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    textile

    Trial weaving in imitation of Stein textile (MAS 820 T. xxii. c. 0010.a.); coloured silks in board mount; inscribed.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1990-1993
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
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    textile

    Trial weaving in imitation of Stein textile (MAS 926 a, b Ch. 00118); coloured silks in board mount; inscribed.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1990-1993
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
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    textile

    Trial weaving in imitation of Stein textile (MAS 920 Ch. 00172); coloured silks in board mount; inscribed.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1990-1993
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
  • painting

    Hanging scroll, now mounted.. Portrait of a gentleman. Painted in ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Production date: 16thC
    • Find spot: China
  • painting

    Unknown. Lady holding a spool. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Production date: 18thC
    • Find spot: China
  • religious/ritual equipment; garment

    Sleeved garment (part of Shingon priest's robes), made of black silk with woven pattern, with white lining, pleated tails, loose sleeves.

    • Object type: religious/ritual equipment; garment
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: Japan
  • slipper

    Slipper (pair with As1980,Q.52) made of cloth (silk), hide (?).

    • Object type: slipper
    • Find spot: Korea; China
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    box

    Box (for moccasins Am1985,Q.22.a-b), made of leather, silk.

    • Object type: box
    • Find spot: Ontario
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    box

    Box (for moccasins Am1985,Q.21.a-b), made of leather, silk.

    • Object type: box
    • Find spot: Ontario
  • costume; cord

    Purple silk cord (pair with no.12), looped at ends, with 5 strands in central section. Part of Buddhist outfit.

    • Object type: costume; cord
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Buddhist
    • Production place: Kobe-shi
  • costume; cord

    Purple silk cord (pair with no.13), looped at ends, with 5 strands in central section. Part of Buddhist outfit.

    • Object type: costume; cord
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Buddhist
    • Production place: Kobe-shi
  • lid

    Lid (for box) made of paper, silk.

    • Object type: lid
    • Production date: 1875-1925
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: China
  • box

    Box (for head-dress) made of paper, silk.

    • Object type: box
    • Production date: 1875-1925
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: China
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    case

    Case (for ear-pads) made of silk, decoraetd with embroidery.

    • Object type: case
    • Production date: 1875-1925
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: China
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    scarf

    Scarf made of woven silk cloth.

    • Object type: scarf
    • Find spot: Sungqu
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    thread; sample

    Sample of silk embroidery thread.

    • Object type: thread; sample
    • Find spot: Amdo
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    thread; sample

    Sample of silk embroidery thread.

    • Object type: thread; sample
    • Find spot: Amdo
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    thread; sample

    Sample of silk embroidery thread.

    • Object type: thread; sample
    • Find spot: Amdo
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    textile

    Square of yellow silk with red border.

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: Asia
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    textile

    Square of yellow silk with red border.

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: China
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    turban

    Turban cloth, made of silk.

    • Object type: turban
    • Find spot: Sind
  • shawl

    Shawl (santang; embroidered) made of silk, maroon geometric patterns.

    • Object type: shawl
    • Find spot: Kosi Hills
  • skirt

    Skirt made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: skirt
    • Ethnic name: Tai
    • Production date: 1918-1926
    • Production place: Thailand
    • Find spot: Thailand
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    blouse

    Girl's blouse made of silk, with couching.

    • Object type: blouse
    • Find spot: Sind
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    skirt

    Skirt made of cloth (silk?).

    • Object type: skirt
    • Ethnic name: Ahir
    • Find spot: Kutch District
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    skirt

    Girl's skirt made of cloth (silk?).

    • Object type: skirt
    • Ethnic name: Ahir
    • Find spot: Kutch District
  • textile; sample

    Sample textile made of silk.

    • Object type: textile; sample
    • Find spot: Rongtong
  • dress

    Dress 'lungsem' made of silk, red and green on a yellow ground.

    • Object type: dress
    • Find spot: Bumthang
  • dress

    Dress 'lungsem' made of silk, red and green on a yellow ground.

    • Object type: dress
    • Find spot: Tashigang
  • cloth

    Short length of red plaid silk cloth.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Bhutan
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    cloth

    Purple brocaded silk cloth.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Asia
  • leg-cloth

    Leg cloth (?), piece of silk sewn into a funnel shape.

    • Object type: leg-cloth
    • Find spot: China; Japan
  • textile; belt

    Length of blue silk with floral pattern, folded and stitched. Belt?

    • Object type: textile; belt
    • Find spot: China; Japan
  • textile; belt

    Length of blue silk with floral pattern, folded and stitched.

    • Object type: textile; belt
    • Find spot: China; Japan
  • textile; case

    Narrow silk tube with side opening, case.

    • Object type: textile; case
    • Find spot: China; Japan
  • textile; sleeve

    White silk tube with ties (pair with As1980,Q.78). Pair of sleeves?

    • Object type: textile; sleeve
    • Find spot: China; Japan
  • textile; sleeve

    White silk tube with ties (pair with As1980,Q.79). Pair of sleeves?

    • Object type: textile; sleeve
    • Find spot: China; Japan
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    hat

    Hat (with tassels and fringes) made of textile (silk).

    • Object type: hat
    • Find spot: China
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    hat

    Embroidered hat (with fringe) made of textile (silk).

    • Object type: hat
    • Find spot: China
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    cloth

    Band made of silk, yellow patchwork cloth.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: China
  • blouse

    Blouse made of silk.

    • Object type: blouse
    • Find spot: Thailand
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    trousers

    Trousers made of textile, silk.

    • Object type: trousers
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: China
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    shirt

    Shirt made of silk, decorated with applique.

    • Object type: shirt
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: China
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    shoe

    Shoe (one of a pair, baby's, embroidered) made of silk.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
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    shoe

    Shoe (one of a pair, baby's, embroidered) made of silk.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
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    head-dress

    Head-dress (with beads) made of silk, glass.

    • Object type: head-dress
    • Find spot: China
  • scarf

    Printed silk scarf.

    • Object type: scarf
    • Find spot: Taiwan
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    slipper

    Lady's slipper made of silk, decorated with embroidery.(Pair)

    • Object type: slipper
    • Find spot: China
  • textile

    Register 1971: Brocaded silk textile, 'sangket' ornamented with gold brocade in stripes and floral motifs; dark pink with green, turquoise, dark blue and pink fine lines forming check patterns.

    • Object type: textile
    • Find spot: Indonesia
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    apron

    Register 1966: Bride's silk apron, vivid blue with floral design in the weave, a section in the centre smocked with coloured silk knots at the intersections of the smocking.

    • Object type: apron
    • Find spot: China
  • coat

    Register 1954: Two silk wedding coats [the other is As1954,02.2] blue with red lining; two rectangular patches of embroidery showing two cranes in flight with clouds and mountains tacked on; white collar.

    • Object type: coat
    • Find spot: Songhwon
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    banner

    Register 1944: Silk banner, red with painted characters in gold; green edge in the form of a tube closed at one end to fit over a pole.

    • Object type: banner
    • Find spot: China
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    dress

    Register 1939: Cloth dress (woman's), red-brown taffeta silk (?), the neck embroidered with silver, gold, red, green, blue and white.

    • Object type: dress
    • Find spot: Maldives
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    shoe

    Pair of Manchu boy's shoes made of cloth (satin), decorated with embroidery and applique.

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
  • cushion

    Embroidered cushion (part of) made of silk.

    • Object type: cushion
    • Production place: Japan