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    • 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.
    • Sarong: Songket Batubara

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    • Sarong is hand-woven, orange color cloth with gold thread brocade. Songket cloth is a hand woven brocade intricately patterned with gold threads. It is produced in small cottage industries in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei and is frequently worn...
    • Kashmiri shawl

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    • Beautifully hand-embroidered on hand-woven blue-green wool, with fringe (dimensions include fringe), decorated with finely stitched hand embroidered floral motifs of dusty rose hues and pale greens. The large flowers are unobtrusively outlined with...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Weight scales in black wooden case

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    • Scales: Balance composed of brass dish suspended by green threads from an ivory beam, and brass weight suspended by a green thread which slips over the end of the beam. The beam is measured off in black dots. Wooden case is lacquered in black with...
    • Sash (Obi) with floral designs

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    • Obi made of bright pink fuscia satin. A few embroidered floral designs in pink, red, gold and green appear on one end of the obi. Details on the flowers and leaves were sewn in metallic thread. The total length of the obi is 129 inches of which 84...
    • Silk panel depicting dragon

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    • A five clawed Imperial dragon flies among the clouds and above the swirling water in this woven design. The dragon has been created from metallic thread couched to the fabric. The partial design depicted on the far left side of the panel indicate...
    • 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.
    • Korean woman's jacket

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    • Red robe with black medallions and longevity symbols; has warm beige brocade lining. (It appears, according to Dr. Banks, that a neck piece might be missing.) Machine embroidery of floral and leaf designs on the inside facing for the front edge...
    • Silk kesi panel

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    • Well-worked kesi panel woven with Imperial five-clawed dragon chasing after a flaming pearl (jewel) in holy clouds and flames on blue ground silk. Dragon is embroidered with gold metallic thread couched to the background fabric. Pale orange square...
    • Black silk sarong

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    • Woven black silk cloth with gold metal thread woven in a geometric pattern at the ends; fringed ends. One fringed end is only black. Noticeable fading in some areas, and minute holes throughout textile. Very wrinkled and creased. Some metal threads...
    • Partial silk sari

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    • Partial silk sari. Red silk with woven pattern in silver metallic thread. Repeat pattern of crested bird with blue eye thoughout body of piece. Five inch border on bottom has three rows of green geometric pattern with two rows of silver and yellow...
    • Sash (obi) with chrysanthemums

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    • Obi, also call maru obi. woven of crepe type texture silk designed with various chrysanthemums on the gold, orange and silver thread squares. The squares are laid on light warm beige ground. The chrysanthemum flowers are in orange red, white, gold...
    • Sash (obi) with geometric designs

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    • The Nagoya obi designed with reserved medallions, double lozenge and squares laid in cross wise and with different colors alternating with orange, light green, and narrow black in different widths. Each reserved area has very stylized floral or...
    • Buddhist Priest kesa robe

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    • Buddhist Priest 'kesa' robe made of gold colored silk brocade with gold threaded scroll foliage pattern. Two 'attendant' patches on lower part and four 'guardian' patches on upper part with design of flying crane and scroll foliage done in white...
    • Embroidered rectangle with five patterns

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    • Embroidered rectangle with five patterns on black fabric background. Stylized patterns in red, burgundy, green, white, black and gold embroidery. Each pattern is separated by blue satin ribbon with green woven ribbon on either side of the blue. The...

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