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    • Carrying bag (Bhindi or bundri)

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    • A bhindi or bundri, a cloth from eastern Bhutan used for carrying various items. Made of three woven panels of natural fiber interspered with 2-yarn stripes in groups of one, two or three. Embroidered geometric designs are stitched in red and blue...
    • Poncho or tunic with swastika 'good luck' design

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    • A Bhutanese poncho or tunic known as Kushung is from eastern Bhutan probably Kurto. It bears a swastika design, emblem of good luck, as well as torma emblems. The piece consists of panels from loom lengths joined in the warp direction and folded at...
    • Mans traditional garment gho

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    • A gho, which is a man't traditional dress in Bhutan, is belted at the waist, leaving it at knee length with a large waist / stomach pouch. It is in a supplementary weft pattern with a tree design. Probably from Western Bhutan.
    • Woman's traditional dress (kira)

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    • A kira from Western Bhutan. A traditional Bhutanese woman's dress in traditional Buddhist colors. Red woven fabric with lengthwise green, gold and red stripes in various widths. Heavily embroidered in geometric motifs using bright colored pink,...
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • Circular box with bird in raised white metal. One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird on the front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral....
    • Stone painting of Buddhist deity

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    • Four-armed Mahakala in Yab-yum positon (Yab-yum position is an intimate embrace of male and female symbolizing the union of wisdom and compassion.) Second of three small paintings on stone of Buddhist deities, protectors of Bhutan and collectively...
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird on the front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus...
    • Portable reliquary (gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird on the front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus...
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird onthe front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus (3)...
    • Portable reliquary (Gau)

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    • One of five gaus, portable reliquaries, of different sizes and materials. One has an image of a bird onthe front, another has a double vajra, another is silver with inlaid turquoise and coral. (Individual descriptions not provided.) Bhutan gaus (3)...
    • Womans shoulder ornament

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    • Pair of woman's shoulder ornaments used to hold a kira (national dress of Bhutan) at the shoulder. Decorated with gold and has crocodile heads.
    • Stone painting of Buddhist deity

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    • Palden Lhamo, the female protector of the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha) Third of three small paintings on stone of Buddhist deities, protectors of Bhutan and collectively known as Yeshe Gonpo Jamdrel Sum. Palden Lhamo's is generally depicted...
    • Woman's shoulder sash (Rachu)

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    • Rachu, a woman's shoulder scarf, woven in red with embroidered rows of geometric designs in bright colors: yellow, orange, blue, turquoise, green, white, magenta, red, and purple. The fringe at each end is 8.5 inches long. These scarves are worn in...
    • Stone of Buddhist deities.

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    • Raven headed form of Mahakala. First of three small paintings on stone of Buddhist deities, protectors of Bhutan and collectively known as Yeshe Gonpo Jamdrel Sum.

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