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    • Bhutanese man's silk robe (Gho)

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    • A late 19th / early 20th century Bhutanese man's robe known as a 'Go' or 'Gho'. The red and yellow striped cloth is known as menzimatra. The stripes can often vary in width and the material is usually cotton or Bhutanese raw silk known as bura. It...
    • Ikat shoulder scarf (Hinggi)

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    • Ikat shoulder shawl: hand-woven with a design in the tradition of the island of Sumba. Design includes stylized men, animals, and plants woven in dark brown, tan, orange and blue. A Hinggi is identified as a shoulder cloth, though in some instances...
    • Deep bowl with fluted rim

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    • Deep bowl with fluted rim, glazed inside dark brown and tan with bluish tint and three spur marks on bottom, outside glaze of dark brown color, Hunan province.
    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure

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    • Press-molded and painted pottery figure. A standing figure with one arm resting on his stomach and the other down at his side. He wears a hat and a broad collared jacket, partially open, that falls to his knees. On his feet are tall boots. Dark...
    • Bronze figurine of seated deity

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    • A seated deity with beard. This probably depicts the Chinese deity Huan-tien Shang-ti, the Supreme Lord of the Dark Heaven. He rules over water and the northern quarter of the sky and is believed to drive away evil spirits. Huan-tien Shang-ti is...
    • Silk pleated skirt

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    • Silk pleated skirt. ""Horse-face Skirt"" - This woman's garment, made up of a pair of aprons, is of nomadic origin borrowed from the steppe people. This type of garment was constructed of two identical aprons, each consisting of a pleated panel...
    • Wood carving - Samurai warriors

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    • This Japanese wood-carving was probably carved soon after Japan began to receive Western influence and is a post-battle scene of two opposing groups of Samurai warriors in armor in a parley over a baby prince protectively held in the arms of the...
    • Batik tulis

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    • Batik of dark blue and tan on natural color cotton. Garuda pattern. This particular pattern is known as seman, using a wing motif based on the mythical Garuda bird, charger for the god Vishnu.
    • Batik tulis

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    • Batik, in tones of black, tan, sand-brown and dark blue on cotton. From Bekalongan, near Cheribon, in north central Java. (by Don Lentz)
    • Persian Kashan Rug

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    • Pile carpet: Kashan. Ivory cotton warp and light blue cotton weft. Wool pile with asymetric knots. . Made in rose, brick, dark red, light blue, medium blue, navy, ivory pale green, orange, olive and tan. Center medallion with large pendants on...
    • Batik Tulis

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    • Batik Tulis with a design based on marine motifs. Dominant colors are natural, dark blue and rust brown. An example of category of designs using plants or creatures common to the Islands. No exact replica of any of the figures in the over-all...
    • Thangka of Avalokitesvara

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    • Painting on canvas. A central, standing figure of eleven-headed Avalokitesvara with eight arms. Seven attending, seated deities. The five deities above the standing figure are of the five seated primordial Buddhas. A rustic type thangka mounted on...
    • Stoneware pot

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    • Dark gray stoneware vase wtih compressed form with wide shoulders tapering to the short waisted neck and flared opening, designed with several etched bands of wavy lines, single lines and band of continuous small circles. Note: It is generally...
    • Pile Rug: Senna Kurd

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    • Pile rug: Senna Kurd. Center medallion on boteh filled field. Red, light blue, blue, dark blue, ivory, yellow, green, pink. Cotton warp and weft. Wool pile with symetric knots.
    • Lute (Sehtar)

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    • The Sehtar (lute) is a 4-string, long-necked instrument with a bowl-shaped resonator made with alternating inlaid stripes of light and dark woods (a decorative detail). A bow is used as with a fiddle or violin.
    • Mandarin square with silver pheasant

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    • Mandarin square (rank badge) depicting a silver pheasant looking up at the sun; it is worked in gold foil wrapped thread on dark ground, every motif is expressed in gold thread with couched stitches; lined. This badge is showing a split area on...
    • Mandarin square with pheasant

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    • Embroidered Mandarin Square (rank badge) silk tapestry for garment front has two pieces sewn together down the middle; with Pheasant, 5th rank square on left, in the presence of the Dragon Throne. Tails and wings are similar. More objects in...
    • Mandarin square with silver pheasant

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    • Mandarin square (rank badge) depicting a silver pheasant looking up at the sun; patch for 9th civil official; it is worked in gold foil wrapped thread on dark ground, every motif is expressed in gold thread with couched stitches; lined.

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