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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...
    • 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....
    • Silver circular box with cover and silk pouch

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    • This container was probably made for tea powder caddy for the tea ceremony; it is too deep for kogo; its pouch is typical type used for 'natsume' tea caddy. The container is designed with incised wisteria on top of cover. Marked on the base...
    • Kimono

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    • Black silk kimono with a red silk lining on upper 2/3 and white silk lining on lower third. Loosely attached white border along inner edge of upper half of robe. In between this and the outer black and attached red border on black. Small white...
    • 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...
    • Skirt: Woman's skirt

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    • Red satin skirt with pink cotton waistband. Skirt pleated at sides. Front and back panel hand-embroidered with a large, multicolored floral design. Rest of skirt has a sprinkling of embroidered small floral designs. Front and back panel with...
    • Silk embroidered panel

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    • Red satin panel embroidered with five gray, brown and black swallows; lilac-tinged white lotus blossoms; shore-line water grasses with flower heads. Embroidered calligraphy in upper right hand corner.

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