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  • cloth

    Waistcloth, silk

    • Object type: cloth
  • cloth

    Breast cloth, silk

    • Object type: cloth
  • kimono

    Kimono from Oshima, with dense geometric design based on diamonds, dyed brown in the kasuri method on natural-coloured silk. Fully lined: two-thirds in lightweight, natural-coloured silk, one-third caramel-coloured crêpe.

    • Object type: kimono
    • Production date: 1950s
    • Production place: Japan
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    obi

    Long gold sash (obi) accompanying 1990,1106.1. The design is a copy of a painting depicting camellias with a blue bird in the central area, and a smaller motif of pinks at one end. The ground weave uses two different kinds of gold thread in...

    • Object type: obi
    • Producer: Juraku Company, Ltd (Painted by)
    • Production date: 1990
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
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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
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk, orange, yellow, green, red, pink and white.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; pink, white, red, turquoise, orange and yellow.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; pink, red, green, orange, yellow and purple.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; yellow, red, green, pink, orange, white, purple and turquoise.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; yellow, green, red, orange, purple, pink and white.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; blue, green, red, orange, yellow, white and purple.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; green, purple, yellow, white, orange and red.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; orange, green, red, yellow, purple and white.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; green, orange, red, white and purple.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; orange, green, purple, yellow and white.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; blue, green, yellow and white.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Tanjong Kling
  • shawl

    An embroidered cream silk shawl with purple and green silk floss embroidery thread.

    • Object type: shawl
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Kashmir
    • Find spot: Kashmir
  • coat

    A man's silk woven cost, a 'kho pesa', with a lattice design.

    • Object type: coat
    • Production date: 1985-1990
    • Production place: Bhutan
    • Find spot: Tashigang
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    painting

    Set of 6 drawings and 21 specimens of calligraphy. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Japan
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    map

    Map; double-sided intelligence map, with one side showing the Merv region of south-west Central Asia and the reverse showing the Herat region of north-west Afghanistan; printed on silk.

    • Object type: map
    • Production date: 1958
    • Production place: London
  • coat

    Register 1954: Two silk wedding coats [the other is As1954,02.1], 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
  • shirt

    A man's white shirt, a 'tyoko'; with silk border.

    • Object type: shirt
    • Production place: Varanasi
    • Find spot: Bhutan
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    shoe

    Lady's shoe (embroidered) made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
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    doll

    Doll, with a painted face.

    • Object type: doll
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: china
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    toy

    Silk toy pig, embroidered.

    • Object type: toy
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: china
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    scarf

    Presentation scarf, kathak, made of cream, probably synthetic, silk with a moiree patternning. Probably machine woven.

    • Object type: scarf
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    scarf

    Presentation scarf, kathak, made of synthetic yellow silk; probably machine-woven.

    • Object type: scarf
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    scarf

    Presentation scarf, kathak. Made of white synthetic silk with, printed in red lettering at each end, 'Tawang Monastry [sic]

    • Object type: scarf
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    textile

    Length of pink eri silk, embroidered at one end, toutung. Lengths of this cloth are used to make the distinctive Monpa woman's jacket.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1900-2003
    • Production place: Assam
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    painting

    Chinese-Arabic calligraphy by Liu Jingyi. Inscribed with text from the Qur'an and mounted on brown silk.

    • Object type: painting
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    painting

    Picture made of cut silk. Figure of woman.

    • Object type: painting
    • Production date: 1800-1881
    • Production place: Korea
  • amulet

    Good luck token ('martenitsa'), red and white crocheted silk (?) in the form of two open discs with a red and white bow at top. Attached to card.

    • Object type: amulet
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Bulgaria
    • Find spot: Bulgaria
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    embroidery sample

    Silk embroidery sample, flowers.

    • Object type: embroidery sample
    • Find spot: Palestine
  • sample

    Sample; skein of silk dyed yellow (with natural dye).

    • Object type: sample
    • Production place: Bayram-Ali
    • Find spot: Bayram-Ali
  • sample

    Sample; white plastic bobbin wrapped with orange silk.

    • Object type: sample
    • Find spot: Ashgabat
  • sample

    Sample; white plastic bobbin wrapped with red silk.

    • Object type: sample
    • Find spot: Ashgabat
  • sample

    Sample; white plastic bobbin wrapped with burgundy silk.

    • Object type: sample
    • Find spot: Ashgabat
  • sample

    Sample; white plastic bobbin wrapped with black silk.

    • Object type: sample
    • Production date: October 1996
    • Production place: Ashgabat
  • sash

    Sash; made of silk; rectangle of red silk with set of stripes each end alternating black/white/red/white/black and black/orange/red/orange/black; fringe of red and black sewn on at each short end.

    • Object type: sash
    • Production date: 1990s
    • Production place: Bayram-Ali
    • Find spot: Bayram-Ali
  • shirt

    Boy's shirt; made of silk; rectangle of blue striped silk front and back and for sleeves; cuffs sewn on sleeves; bottom of shirt hemmed; round neck opening with off-centre slit cut on right shoulder; black and white twisted cord sewn on for...

    • Object type: shirt
    • Production date: 1998
    • Production place: Ashgabat
  • shirt

    Boy's shirt; made of silk; rectangle of white silk front and back and for sleeves; ends of sleeves folded inside and stitched; bottom of shirt hemmed; round neck opening with off-centre slit cut on right shoulder; black and white twisted...

    • Object type: shirt
    • Production date: 1998
    • Production place: Ashgabat
  • cloth

    Length of cloth for making clothes.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Ethnic name: Turkmen
    • Find spot: Turkmenistan
  • cloth

    Length of cloth for making clothes.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Ethnic name: Turkmen
    • Find spot: Turkmenistan
  • cloth

    Fringed cloth made of woven silk, pink and purple.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Iran
  • cloth

    Length of woven silk cloth, with striped and fringed ends.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Iran
  • cloth

    Fringed purple cloth made of woven.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Iran
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    veil; textile

    Rectangular piece of silk textile., veil, mainly red and orange striped.

    • Object type: veil; textile
    • Find spot: Palestine; Jordan
  • cloth

    Fringed cloth made of woven silk, in white and black, with purple, pink and green stripes at each end.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Iran
  • shawl

    Shawl made of yellow, purple and green woven silk.

    • Object type: shawl
    • Find spot: Iran
  • shawl

    Shawl made of pink woven silk, with green and gold border.

    • Object type: shawl
    • Find spot: Iran
  • scarf

    Scarf made of purple woven silk, with cream and green border.

    • Object type: scarf
    • Find spot: Iran
  • shawl

    Purple, green, pink and yellow shawl made of woven silk.

    • Object type: shawl
    • Find spot: Iran
  • shawl

    Yellow, green and purple shawl made of woven silk.

    • Object type: shawl
    • Find spot: Iran
  • scarf

    Woman's scarf (embroidered) made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: scarf
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Sanaa
  • shawl

    Woman's shawl (waist) made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: shawl
    • Ethnic name: Turkmen
    • Find spot: Iran
  • robe

    Inner robe made of satin, blue and white stripes.

    • Object type: robe
    • Find spot: Saudi Arabia
  • waistcoat

    Waistcoat made of cloth, cloth (satin), thread (metal), buttons.

    • Object type: waistcoat
    • Production date: 19thC(late)-20thC(early)
    • Find spot: Mosul
  • dress

    Dress made of cloth (brocade), lace, ribbon (satin), thread.

    • Object type: dress
    • Production date: 19thC(late)-20thC(early)
    • Find spot: Mosul
  • kerchief; cloth

    Cloth, kerchief made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: kerchief; cloth
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Find spot: Mosul
  • cap

    Cap made of red silk; embroidered.

    • Object type: cap
    • Find spot: Saudi Arabia
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    veil

    Veil made of textile (silk-like).

    • Object type: veil
    • Find spot: Palestine; Jordan; Israel; Syria
  • charm

    Charm made of textile (silk).

    • Object type: charm
    • Find spot: Palestine; Israel
  • cap

    Register 1966: Cap of silky material, black, with printed pink spots all over, with metal thread border around front edge.

    • Object type: cap
    • Find spot: Iran
  • cloth

    Register 1966: Piece of silk material with alternating sections of pink and green, embroidered all over with fish and other motifs in many colours.

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

    Register 1966: Silk dress, green and red panels with yoke and sleeves made from checked green and pink silk; no embroidery.

    • Object type: dress
    • Find spot: Iran
  • thread

    Group of seven lengths of silk thread; (a) green, (b) red/maroon, (c) yellow, (d) black, (e) purple, (f) blue, (g) white.

    • Object type: thread
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Jewish
    • Production date: 1883
    • Production place: Uzbekistan
    • Find spot: Tashkent
  • shoe

    Shoes (pair of) made of leather (goat-skin), thread (silk).

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: Turkey
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    The Pourtraicture of the right honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron; print

    Portrait of Thomas Fairfax, half length in an oval frame, wearing collar and armour; after a miniature by John Hoskins. Engraving

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: William Faithorne (Print made by); John Hoskins (After)
    • Production date: 1645-1653
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    veil

    Woman's rectangular head-veil (ma'jar) with orange silk warp. Central orange silk section with horizontal striped bands at either end in blue, red, green, orange and white silk thread. Loose warp threads at either end finished with...

    • Object type: veil
    • Producer: Karim al-Arousse (Workshop of)
    • Production date: 1997-1998
    • Production place: Mahdia
    • Find spot: Mahdia
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    garment

    Woman's wrap-around outer garment (rida' 'azraq). Blue silk warp with supplementary weft float desings in form of interlocking lozenges. Red silk horizontal bands at either end bordered by white stripes. Loose blue silk warp threads...

    • Object type: garment
    • Producer: Karim al-Arousse (Workshop of)
    • Production date: 1997-1998
    • Production place: Mahdia
    • Find spot: Mahdia
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    print

    Two medallions commemorating the Treaty of Ryswick (1697) within an ornately decorated rectangular frame; in the left medallion William III seated on a throne receives a crowned female figure, accompanied by a horse and a cornucopia;...

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: J Fowler (After); Simon Gribelin (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1697
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    head-dress

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

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

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

    • Object type: head-dress
    • Find spot: San Cristóbal Totonicapan
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    skirt

    Embroidered skirt (with drawstring) made of cloth, thread (silk). Jaspe thread is used for both warp and weft in stripes of varying width. The seams on the skirt are covered with wide colourful randas in pinks/reds/mauve silk floss and...

    • Object type: skirt
    • Find spot: Salcaja
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    dress

    Dress, long blue silk dress, embroidered.

    • Object type: dress
    • Find spot: Palestine
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    head-dress

    Back piece of wedding hairdress 'chachkep' embroidered with solar and plant motifs.

    • Object type: head-dress
    • Production date: 1925-1975
    • Production place: Kyrgyzstan
    • Find spot: Kyrgyzstan
  • head-dress

    Back piece of wedding hairdress 'chachkep' embroidered with solar motifs

    • Object type: head-dress
    • Production date: 1925-1975
    • Production place: Kyrgyzstan
    • Find spot: Kyrgyzstan
  • head-dress

    Back piece of wedding hairdress 'chachkep' embroidered with solar and totem motifs

    • Object type: head-dress
    • Production date: 1925-1975
    • Production place: Kyrgyzstan
    • Find spot: Kyrgyzstan
  • head-dress

    Head-dress, used in wedding ceremonies 'chachkep'

    • Object type: head-dress
    • Production date: 1925-1975
    • Production place: Kyrgyzstan
    • Find spot: Kyrgyzstan
  • shawl; scarf

    A woman's scarf / shawl; cream silk with floral pattern, fringed

    • Object type: shawl; scarf
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Tajikistan
    • Find spot: Tajikistan
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    print

    Portrait of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, bust-length, turned to the right, against white background. 1883 Etching, printed on silk

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Paul Rajon (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1883
  • watch-paper

    Round 'watch-paper' made from embroidered silk with a wavy edge. The centre is decorated with a floral spray. in brow, green, blue and pink. The edge is decorated with alternate blue and yellow dots within the brown silk edge pattern.

    • Object type: watch-paper
    • Production date: 1800-1850
    • Production place: England
  • coat

    Sleeveless woven silk coat

    • Object type: coat
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Palestine
    • Find spot: Palestine
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    scarf

    Scarf made of Assamese maroon eri silk. Typical Monpa female dress along with an embroidered jacket (see 2009,3023.1 for example)

    • Object type: scarf
    • Production date: 20thC(late)
    • Production place: Assam
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    scarf

    Gamusa (coll. gamsha) or presentation scarf, as used in Assam. Woven using a back-strap loom, and made of cream white and crimson silk. A short fringe at each end.

    • Object type: scarf
    • Production date: 2009
    • Production place: Assam
  • scarf

    Woman's silk scarf printed with a central map surrounded by political portraits, captioned in Arabic.

    • Object type: scarf
    • Production date: 1963-1964
    • Production place: Egypt
    • Find spot: Yemen
  • painting

    Painting made of paper, silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Find spot: Tawang
  • model; garment

    Clothing, garment (for figure) made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: model; garment
    • Find spot: Mandalay
  • coat

    Register 1954: Silk wedding coat, pale green with red lining; cream cuffs along which are pink, green, red, yellow and blue stripes; slit at the sides from below the sleeves.

    • Object type: coat
    • Production place: Korea
    • Find spot: Songhwon
  • stevengraph

    Bust portraits of Queen Victoria and Napoleon III within a floral frame, surmounted by national flags and along the bottom 'May God bless the Alliance'. 1855 Stevengraph

    • Object type: stevengraph
    • Producer: R B Drafts (Intermediary draughtsman); James Hart (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1855
  • bead

    Small knotted fragment of blue and pale yellow ochre silk (?)

    • Object type: bead
    • Production date: 2ndC-4thC
    • Production place: Afghanistan
    • Find spot: Wardak Stupa 4
  • Charles duc de Lorraine et de Bar; print

    Portrait of Charles IV Duke of Lorraine, whole-length, on horse leaping to the right, in armour, and holding the command baton; coat of arms in the lower part Etching printed on silk

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Claude Deruet (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1625-1635
  • Winding; textile

    Winding is a silk embroidery by Zou Yingzi depicting autumnal coloured trees.

    • Object type: textile
    • Producer: Zou Yingzi (Made by)
    • Production date: 2008-2013
    • Production place: Suzhou
  • The Charm of Lotus; textile

    The Charm of Lotus is a silk embroidery by Liang Xuefang inspired by the lotuses in winter on lake Taihu

    • Object type: textile
    • Producer: Liang Xuefang (Made by)
    • Production date: 2010
    • Production place: Suzhou
  • flag

    Flag made of silk, wood.

    • Object type: flag
    • Find spot: Sarawak; Malaysia
  • 四美圖; textile

    The Four Chinese Beauties silk embroidery by Yao Huifen and designed by Mr. Xiang Wenren. These Beauties are Xishi washing gauze, Diaochan praying to the moon, Zhaojun going abroad and Concubine Yang getting drunk.

    • Object type: textile
    • Producer: Huifen Yao (Made by)
    • Production date: 2011
    • Production place: Suzhou
  • cloth

    Cloth made of silk and metal thread, supplimentary weft ornamentation.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Brunei
  • cloth

    Cloth made of silk and metal thread, supplimentary weft ornamentation.

    • Object type: cloth
    • Find spot: Brunei
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    sample; cloth

    Sample, cloth made of silk.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Find spot: Karavas
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    sample; cloth

    Sample of silk cloth.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
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    turban; cloth

    Cloth, man's turban made of silk; red, yellow, green and purple stripes.

    • Object type: turban; cloth
    • Find spot: Palestine; Israel
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    sash; belt

    Belt, sash made of silk, yellow and white; tassels.

    • Object type: sash; belt