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    • Ceramic: Holemouth

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    • Jar is thinly built and slightly waisted in the mid section, slightly raised shoulder toward the flat opening in colors of reddish / tan brown with fine black and beige specks mixed in all over the vase. Light beige color is mixed in horizontal...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Silver-mounted conch shell trumpet

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    • Silver-mounted conch shell trumpet: On the silver wrapping of the thin conch shell are eight Buddhist symbols: the conch shell, wheel of the law, umbrella, canopy, lotus, jar, fish and mystic knot. In Lamaist ritual the conch is blown as a...
    • Pair of ancestor portraits

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    • Two ancestor portrait paintings on thin ""rice paper."" Both pictures depict elderly men richly dressed in colorful embroidered robes covered by coats with rank badges. One badge depicts a bird which signifies the owner has achieved a civil...
    • Ritual wine goblet (Gu)

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    • Bronze ritual drinking vessel. A slender stem is banded on the lower portion and rises to a flared mouth. The foot is splayed and hollow on the inside. Two calligraphy characters created by thin lines of metal appear in the inner portion of the...
    • 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....
    • Shawl

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    • Hand woven and embroidered wool shawl with alternating horizontal bands of multi-colored stripes and a variety of geometrical patterns in multi-colors. Large woven bands alternate in white or orange grounds. Each band is unique and decorated with...
    • Scarf (Rachu)

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    • Bhutanese scarf for carrying an infant. Woven red ground with embroidered designs: yellow diamond motif in central part; ends have horizontal stripes including one large field of multi colored diamond-in-diamond design. Designs on both ends mirror...
    • 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...
    • Embossed copper sheet

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    • Thin copper plate is delicately made repousse work depicting a shrine and seated deity with his right hand up and left hand holding a cup or bowl. Two attendants stand on either side of the shrine, each with one hand held to his chest. Spirits...
    • Jade sonorous stone

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    • Te-qing or single sonorous stone cut in the shape of a carpenter's square, carved out of nephrite jade in gray white with blue hue, very thin relief and carved design of ancient monster face and a bat under the triangle. With well-carved, good...
    • Flute

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    • Black flute with a series of very thin incised rings down the length of the instrument. The rings appear in groups of various numbers. From the top they are grouped as follows: 7,2,5,7,1,3,3,3,3,4.
    • Carnelian plate with Arabic script

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    • Very thin relief carving or etching work on carnelian plate showing Arabic script, which could be man's name as seals, signature with his ranks, talisman or Islamic blessings. Velma Lentz was told the inscription was from the Koran.
    • Puppet of Prince Ardjuna

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    • Puppet of Prince Ardjuna. The puppet is a character from the wajang kulit (shadow play) ""The Reincarnation of Rama."" The beautifully crafted puppet is cut from buffalo hide and painted intricately with colors exemplarily of the character's...
    • Woman's shoulder sash (Rachu)

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    • Rachu, a woman's shoulder scarf woven in three bands of red, green and burgundy. Each band is embroidered with rectangles combined in groups of two. They are in a variety of colors: light orange, dark orange, brown, white, red, pink, lime green,...
    • Textile ""Tax Cloth""

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    • Textile ""Tax Cloth"" A traditional textile in a pattern known as Kapatara. Woven in mixed width stripes and multiple colors. Large stripes begin on one edge of the fabric in black, red, yellow and green. These are followed by narrow bands of thin...
    • Man's shoulder cloth (Kabney)

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    • Worn by Bhutanese men, a kabney indicates the position or rank of the wearer through the color of the shawl. Traditionally the shoulder cloth is worn over the left shoulder and draped to the right hip. Woven in three panels of red and white, this...

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