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    scarf; religious/ritual equipment

    Scarf (of blessing) made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: scarf; religious/ritual equipment
    • Production place: Sikkim
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    banner

    Banner made of silk with gold dragon painted on each side.

    • Object type: banner
    • Production date: 1870-1875
    • Production place: Tianjin
    • Find spot: Tianjin
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of bobbin lace made of silk; cream.

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

    Sample of lace made of silk.

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

    Cape made of silk; knitted.

    • Object type: cape
    • Find spot: Sri Lanka
  • amulet

    Bundle of 34 small silk bags most of which contain a the same small paper sutra book address to 'Om mi to fo' (Amitabah). The silk was yellow but is now a rather dull grey.

    • Object type: amulet
    • Production date: 19thC(late)
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: China
  • necklace

    Necklace made of spherical brown beads (seeds? wood?) with marbling pattern across the surface. Strung on fibre and the ends bound with silk (white and red); button and hole fastening.

    • Object type: necklace
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: India
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    shoe

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

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
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    shoe

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

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
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    shoe

    Lady's shoes (embroidered, pair of) made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
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    shoe

    Lady's shoes (embroidered, pair of) made of cloth (silk).

    • Object type: shoe
    • Find spot: China
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    poncho

    Striped poncho made of silk.

    • Object type: poncho
    • Find spot: Saltillo
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    thread; embroidery-kit

    Sample of silk thread (part of embroidery kit).

    • Object type: thread; embroidery-kit
    • Find spot: Bolivia
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    bonnet

    Baby bonnet; made of silk; white silk semicircle, with white selvage sewn on bottom for ties to fasten to head; front edge decorated with white and silver machine-made lace.

    • Object type: bonnet
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: Cuetzalán
  • sash

    Sash; made of silk; woven on backstrap loom; fuchsia silk with finger-knotted fringe at each end.

    • Object type: sash
    • Production date: 1980s
    • Production place: Cajonos
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    poncho

    Poncho made of textile (?, silk).

    • Object type: poncho
    • Find spot: Colombia
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    huipil

    Embroidered huipil (with bow), made of cloth (silk), thread (silk), bow (silk).

    • Object type: huipil
    • Find spot: San Marcos
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    huipil

    Ceremonial huipil (embroidered), made of cloth (?, silk), net (?, silk), thread (silk). Made from three panels of figured net of unequal width, and not symmetrical. It is short in length, and embroidered in a wide band around the neck and...

    • Object type: huipil
    • Find spot: Coban
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    apron

    Apron (with ties) made of cloth (silk). A weft-faced silk apron made from a single width of material and woven with a great variety of black and white jaspe, and soft plain coloured bands, on a red striped warp with green selvedges. Great...

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

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

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

    Foot-loom woven corte made of silk, with colourful warps and wefts that cross as in a plaid, and embellished with rows of overshot patterning. A single length (not sewn into a tube) of white/ pink/blue in the warp, crossed with...

    • Object type: corte
    • Find spot: San Cristóbal Totonicapan
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    cloth

    Striped silk corte. The plain stripes, approximately 2cm wide, of orange/ blue/red/yellow/mauve are grouped together separating larger areas with black and white jaspe, and plain stripes of different widths. The jaspe patterns have various...

    • Object type: cloth
    • 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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    garment

    Huipil made of cloth (?silk?), thread. a delicate huipil embroidered on fine white figured material (commercial yardage). The neck is embroidered with satin stitch to a depth of 4cm, in strong colours, including dark blue and black,...

    • Object type: garment
    • Find spot: Aguacatan
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    skirt

    Everyday skirt made of yellow silk, broken up with bands of indigo-dyed jaspe patterns, and small block weaves, making spotted lines.

    • Object type: skirt
    • Find spot: San Pedro Sacatepequez
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    ribbon

    Register 1973: White and pink striped silk ribbon ending in a pink ball of cut material and tassels at either end.

    • Object type: ribbon
    • Find spot: Guatemala
  • tie

    A pink/red tie (?). A narrow, short piece of satin silk (?) folded in half and hand stitched along the longer side. Selvedge at one end.

    • Object type: tie
    • Production date: 1900-1923
    • Production place: Romania
    • Find spot: Bucharest
  • textile

    A rectangular piece of natural cream and pink striped silk textile; machine made and tabby woven. Selvedges at the shorter sides.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 19thC(late)
    • Find spot: Nicosia
  • textile

    A long length of lime green and cream striped silk fabric, 'sattakruta'; tabby woven.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 19thC(late)
    • Find spot: Nicosia
  • textile

    Silk twill textile, 'pantelonikki'; fine weave with warp and weft of two-ply degummed ceam silk; lozenge pattern, 'ampoustoto'.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1900-1914
    • Find spot: Lapithos; Kyrenia
  • Hyaku fuku zu; painting

    Hanging scroll. One hundred Otafukus. Ink and colour on silk. Paulownia storage box.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Kawanabe Kyosui (河鍋暁翠) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Taisho Era
    • Production date: 1924
    • Production place: Tokyo-to
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    textile; case

    Two pieces of silk gauze from ceremonial costume. With lacquered wooden storage case.

    • Object type: textile; case
    • Production place: Japan
  • drawing

    Sketch. Woman seated holding a fan. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) (School of/style of)
    • Production place: Japan
  • painting

    Painting, section of a handscroll. Five Chinese men seated at a table, from the community of Chinese traders in Nagasaki. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Kawahara Keiga (川原慶賀) (Attributed to)
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Nagasaki-shi
  • painting

    Painting, album leaf. Lao Zi with scroll. Ink and colours on silk.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Matsumoto Kozan (松本交山) (Painted by)
    • Production place: Japan
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    painting

    Painting, album leaf. Shiba Onko breaking the water jar. Colours on silk. signed and seal.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Kano Shosen'in Masanobu (狩野勝川院雅信) (Painted by)
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Japan
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    drawing

    Drawing. Cho Ryo and Ko Sekiko. Colours on silk. According to the catalogue, signed and seal.

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Shokyo (Painted by)
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Japan
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    drawing

    Drawing. A seer (rishi). Colours on silk. According to the catalogue, signed and seal.

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Chikuosai (Painted by)
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Japan
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    drawing

    Drawing. Cho Ryo and Ko Sekiko. Colours on silk. According to the catalogue, signed and seal.

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Sensai (Painted by)
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Japan
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    drawing

    Drawing. Chinese ladies, Winter scene. Colours on silk.

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

    Painting, album leaf. Chinese lady at writing desk. Ink and colours and gold on silk. According to the catalogue, signed.

    • Object type: painting
    • Producer: Haramitsu (Painted by)
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Japan
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    drawing

    Drawing. 5 Heros of China. Colours on silk. According to the catalogue, signed and seal.

    • Object type: drawing
    • Producer: Moshin (Painted by)
    • Production date: 1800-1880
    • Production place: Japan
  • print

    A half portrait of Friedrich the Wise, Elector of Saxony, depicted in three-quarter profile looking to the left, in his eyes are reflected the lights from a window; with the Saxonian coat-of-arms in the top left and that of the Wettin...

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Albrecht Dürer (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1524
  • amulet

    Amulet (omamori) made of clay in the shape of a white dog painted with a red and pink flower on either side of its back and wearing a purple bib with white dots. The decorated areas are edged with a red lines. The eyes and the nose are blue...

    • Object type: amulet
    • Production date: 2000
    • Production place: Japan
    • Find spot: Monju-do
  • charm

    Small metal charm made of moulded golden metal in the shape of an ema, votive plaque, and with the design of a snake and character for snake in Japanese on one side, and on the other an indication of the purpose of the charm (for safety in...

    • Object type: charm
    • Production date: 2000
    • Production place: Japan
    • Find spot: Kameido Tenjin
  • pojagi

    Pojagi (wrapping cloth) made of silk with patchwork design in eight colours, back and border made of cream silk; green loop handle.

    • Object type: pojagi
    • Production date: 1900-1950
    • Production place: Korea
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    textile

    Hip-wrapper of brown silk with dense pink, red, yellow and white decoration. This is confined to one end of the textile. The decoration is mostly geommetric but includes stylised figures of horses.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Kalasin
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    textile

    Tubular skirt-length of silk with some geommetric decoration in the form of ikat panels in blue, green, red, black and yellow. Black borders run down either side of the panelling.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Sam Nua
  • print

    Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange; bust slightly turned to right, wearing armour and a lace collar; with oval medallion frame; second state with lettering; after Michiel Jansz. Mierevelt. 1633 Engraving printed on silk

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Willem Jacobsz. Delff (Print made by); Michiel Jansz. Mierevelt (After)
    • Production date: 1633
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    banner

    Printed silk cloth banner (?) based on published woodcut design of Layard directing the transportation of a winged lion from Nimrud; tinted on beige; stamped in lower left corner with stamp of Working Men's Educational Union with no.168 and...

    • Object type: banner
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: England
  • tie

    Silk tie with various designs taken from ancient wall paintings/reliefs, interspersed with scroll and leaf designs, yellow, brown, blue.

    • Object type: tie
    • Production date: 1970s
  • Urbanus Octavus Pont Max; print

    Pope Urban VIII, half-length. 1625 Engraving printed on satin

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Ottavio Leoni (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1625
  • Miss Kemble; print

    Portrait of Frances Kemble, half-length to front within oval frame, head turned to face left in three-quarter profile, her hands crossed at her waist, wearing white dress and veil on her full, powdered hair, foliage behind; with verse from...

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: John Downman (After); John Jones (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1784
    • Production place: London
  • textile

    Jain textile

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 19thC
    • Production place: India
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    neck-ornament

    Feather lei made of purple, white and light green feathers bound along an invisible core. Sections of alternating white and purple feathers, each section a hooded shape created with a white bead strung on the core underneath the feathers....

    • Object type: neck-ornament
    • Production place: Honolulu
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    neck-ornament

    Feather lei made of red and green-black feathers bound along an invisible core, the feathers cut with rounded ends and each curving outwards to create a soft, fluffy appearance. The lei is basically circular in cross-section. A length of...

    • Object type: neck-ornament
    • Production place: Honolulu
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    neck-ornament

    Feather lei made of red and yellow feathers bound along an invisible core in a dense, smooth curve, the feathers mostly lying flat, some ends curving outwards. The lei is circular in cross-section. Starts with red feathers at one end,...

    • Object type: neck-ornament
    • Production place: Honolulu
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    neck-ornament

    Feather lei made of red feathers bound along an invisible core in a dense, smooth length. The lei is circular in cross-section. A length of red silk ribbon at each end.

    • Object type: neck-ornament
    • Production place: Honolulu
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    textile

    Embroidery: two long bands of Chinese embroidery, alternating flowers and birds in silver and pink on a black ground. .Produced in southern China for the export trade to India. Used specifically by Parsi women (mostly in Bombay) to decorate...

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 1850-1950
    • Production place: China
    • Find spot: India
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    textile

    Textile panel. Top half kesi (modern) with two fantastic beasts on a bright red background with green clouds. The bottom half woven to look like kesi, waves with a mountain in the middle.

    • Object type: textile
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: China
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    headscarf

    Blue, orange, black, pink, purple and white silk printed head-scarf; writing along one side of the design; frilled edging on two sides.

    • Object type: headscarf
    • Production date: 1990s
    • Find spot: Bayram-Ali
  • notgeld

    Notgeld.

    • Object type: notgeld
    • Authority: City of Bielefeld
    • Production date: 1922
    • Production place: Bielefeld
  • case

    Needle case, knotted, or built up stitch by stitch in green and white silk thread with the addition of silver strip wire on a white silk core. The case unfolds to reveal internal pouches lined with green silk, with modern felt neeld flaps...

    • Object type: case
    • Production date: 1738
    • Production place: Scandinavia; Europe
  • hat

    Hat; made of silk; round flat black silk hat, lined with black cotton; embroidered, bottom to top: four green lines, two yellow wavy lines, four green lines, band of arrows outlined in fuchsia below and white above, four green lines, two...

    • Object type: hat
    • Production date: 1977
    • Production place: Nepal
  • ribbon

    A length of yellow ribbon made of tabby woven silk; damaged.

    • Object type: ribbon
    • Production date: 1927
    • Production place: Poland
    • Find spot: Kraków
  • ribbon

    A length of yellow ribbon made of tabby woven silk; damaged.

    • Object type: ribbon
    • Production date: 1927
    • Production place: Poland
    • Find spot: Kraków
  • shawl

    Woman's shawl; woven of silk?; rectangle of open-work woven silk showing alternating beige and gold wavy lines; border of beige open-work sewn on each side with fringe around outside edge.

    • Object type: shawl
    • Production date: 1990s
    • Production place: Sailimu Hu
  • belt

    Belt (for dress); made of silk; three rectangles of green silk sewn together along short sides to make one long belt, hemmed on all sides.

    • Object type: belt
    • Production date: 1990s
    • Production place: Yining
  • Nihon Kyoto Nishijin shokkin jo 日本京都西陣織錦帖; textile; album

    Folding album of silk samples from Nishijin, Kyoto.

    • Object type: textile; album
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Meiji Era
    • Production date: 1890
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
  • print

    Portrait of Joanna Koerten, bust directed to the left, head slightly turned to face the viewer, wearing austere clothing and with her hair tied back; after David van der Plas Mezzotint printed on silk

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: David van der Plas (After); Pieter Schenk (Print made by)
    • Production date: 1675-1719
    • Production place: Amsterdam
  • kimono

    Unlined black, gauze kimono with sparsely scattered, very small (approximately one cm), rough moon shapes inlaid with metal thread. If the kimono is held up to the light, or a piece of white paper laid under the material, it can be seen...

    • Object type: kimono
    • Production date: 1900-1950
    • Production place: Japan
  • jacket

    Natural coloured silk crêpe jacket (haori) in plain weave with a thick weft every two centimetres (three quarters of an inch), noticeable in close up. A little all over check design in olive, yellow, and red combines large and small squares...

    • Object type: jacket
    • Production date: 1900-1950
    • Production place: Japan
  • jacket

    Long-sleeved jacket (haori) in dark green figured silk (or artificial silk?), with groups of fine horizontal lines in yellow, pale green, and orange. Superimposed over this design are single stems of chrysanthemums. There are two orange...

    • Object type: jacket
    • Production date: 1900-1950
    • Production place: Japan
  • jacket

    Jacket (haori) of figured silk with stencilled (katazome) or printed design. The design is based on mandarin oranges (tachibana) and their leaves all crowded together in dull yellow and green on off white with a black ground. There are two...

    • Object type: jacket
    • Production date: 1900-1950
    • Production place: Japan
  • kimono

    Woman's unlined silk crepe kimono, printed with a design of thin undulating stripes in pale blue and dark blue, overlaid with stripes of mid brown, producing a moire effect resembling watered silk. The sleeves are finished with a curve at...

    • Object type: kimono
    • Production date: 1900-1950
    • Production place: Japan
  • kimono

    Unlined kimono in dark grey blue with tiny reserved pattern of dots (known as komon), interspersed with tiny sprigs. Pattern does not show on reverse, which is white. One mon on centre back. The collar is lined with deep blue silk.

    • Object type: kimono
    • Production date: 1900-1950
    • Production place: Japan
  • sample; cloth

    Sample of coarse woven silk cloth.

    • Object type: sample; cloth
    • Production date: 20thC
    • Production place: Nepal
    • Find spot: Nepal
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    religious/ritual equipment; flag

    Temple flag made of silk, with yellow edging and bead tassels.

    • Object type: religious/ritual equipment; flag
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Buddhist
    • Find spot: Sri Lanka
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    neck-tie

    Maroon silk necktie. With design of text from the Rosetta Stone.

    • Object type: neck-tie
    • Producer: Juraku Company, Ltd (Made by)
    • Production date: 1991
    • Production place: Kyoto-shi
  • 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