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    • Sash (obi) with drums and flutes

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    • White satin silk damask fukuro obi designed with embroidery of black, gold, green, shades of orange-red, and silver threads depicting hand drums and flutes with flowers and flowing long cord tassels on dyed orange oval circle. Thunder pattern...
    • 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...
    • Painting of garden on silk

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    • Painting on silk. Thirteen ladies appear in a garden setting complete with two pagodas and near a house and courtyard wall. In the background are mountains and flowing water. The women are all similarly dressed in softly draped gowns of muted...
    • Chinese woman's costume of coat, pants and shoes.

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    • Costume of jacket, pants and shoes from the Miao minority group of China. Jacket is made of lavender silk with black silk and green ribbon trim around the neckline, diagonally down the bodice from neckline to underneath the sleeve and around the...
    • Silver belt with large corals overlay

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    • The belt is made of long and short silver rectangular plates with gilded medallions and red silk brocade joined with small decorative rings, two coral pieces mounted on the longest metal plate and belt ends with leather and silver buckles.
    • Samurai suit of armor and helmet

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    • The samurai armor set consists of: Kabuto: The helmet made of leather, metal and heavy cords of Sujibachi helmet with four layer shikoro (suspended part on the back) strung with heavy blue cord. Yoroi: The armor suit is made of leather, metal,...
    • 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...
    • Pair of silver metallic embroideries

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    • Pair of embroidered textiles of birds worked in silver metallic threads. One embroidery depicts two pheasants, the other two ducks. Exquisitely done but thread shows signs of wear and the silk background has some fading. The pheasant embroidery...
    • Sari

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    • Hand-woven silk sari designed with alternating small (3/4"") red-green and red squares. A primarily green color band outlined by a narrow gold line is at opposite ends of the fabric.. The same green and gold is used along the edges of the fabric...
    • Silk scarf with gold designs

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    • Hand-woven silk scarf with gold thread. Wine-red hand-woven silk with richly patterned gold thread band at each end and small gold floral designs regularly spaced across the scarf.
    • Thangka of the Dharmapala Yamantaka

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    • Thangka of Dharmapala Yamantaka painted on cotton. A yellow silk overlay is attached at the top of the painting and covers the painting completely when unfurled. The designs on the overlay are red, green, and brown stylized flowers and circles...
    • Pair of silk panels

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    • Pair of silk panels embroidered in ""Lost Peking Stitch"" using black, white and shades of blue thread. The panels mirror each other with each depicting a flying phoenix and five-toed dragon over water. The background is filled with images of bats,...
    • Mandala: The Buddha Vairocana

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    • Figure depicted in inner circle of thangka with four additional figures in small circles attached to the outside edge of inner circle. Multiple Buddhist images are shown throughout the thangka in blue, green, red, white and black. A fine line...
    • Harp (Saung Kauk)

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    • The Saung Kauk, named after its curved arch, is commonly used throughout Burma (Myanmar) for solo playing, for accompanying singers, or for chamber playing by either professional or amateur musicians. The arch is the natural root of the ""Sah""...
    • Thangka

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    • A painted thangka with a standing Buddha and two attending Bodhisattvas surrounded by the sixteen arahat in the center. The mandala depticts nature and shows a strong influence of China and also is typical of 19th century thangka. Canvas painting...
    • Pair of framed silk panels

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    • A two panel garden scene embroidered on green silk using shades of green, blue, brown, black and white thread. The panels are mirror images of each other and depict trees, flowers, butterflies, flowing water and a pagoda. Two maidens, one seated...
    • Scarf (Bura)

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    • Hand-woven raw silk fabric designed with alternating bands of green and orange, each band filled with the same continuous geometrical patterns. The bands are separated by thin stripes of black, magenta, and red, and single shade of red/orange....

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