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    • 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...
    • Thangka: Paradise of Sukhavati

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    • Painted thangka of Paradise of Sukhavati in white, yellow, gold, rose, pink, orange and shades of blue and green. All three borders are tapesty. The first has a background of red with blue and black woven designs. The second has a gold background...
    • Hina doll set

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    • Set of Hina dolls with glazed clay ware faces. These ornamental dolls are displayed on Hina Matsuri or Doll Festival day which is celebrated each year in Japan on March 3. The dolls are displayed on multi-level platforms with specific dolls...
    • Drum (Gendang rebana)

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    • This Gendang (a rope-tension drum) is a family heritage piece that dates from the first decade of the 20th century. It has a body made from thatch palm trunk (rumbia) with rattan for lacings. The drum-head is a goat skin. The Gendang drum is used...
    • Miniature Yi ceremonial dish set

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    • Miniature traditional Yi lacquerware ceremonial dish set of 20 pieces in wooden case. The pieces of the set are lacquered in red and yellow on black ground creating quasi-geometrical design. They are miniatures of utensils used by the Yi Minority...
    • Bag with strap (Khezi)

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    • Bhutanese textile: a traditional hand-woven yak wool bag used by the yak herders. The hand woven bag with natural dyed yak wool with flap with fringe and strap, in colors of black, brown, gray, red and white.
    • 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...
    • Bag (Ga)

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    • Bhutanese textile: A traditional handwoven travel bag made of cotton fabric. Four panels of dull red ground create the bag with two green handles added. Heavily embroidered in rows of geometric designs: triangles, diamonds, squares and lines broken...
    • Print: Frowning, Roman-nosed woman

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    • Japanese woodblock print depicting a frowning, Roman-nosed woman printed on mica paper. Print by Yamamura Koka who was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his actor...
    • Print: Male figure, possibly Kabuki Character

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    • Woodblock print depicting a male figure in three-quarter profile, possibly a Kabuki character. Print by Yamamura Koka who was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his...
    • Print: Smiling Beauty

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    • Woodblock print depicting a smiling Japanese woman in three-quarter profile Yamamura Koka was both a painter and a printmaker. A pupil of Ogata Gekko and a graduate of Tokyo Shool of Fine Arts, he was known for his actor prints. His work is in a...
    • Silk altar cloth painting

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    • Framed Indian silk altar cloth painting. Eight gopis (cow-herding girls) surround the blue-faced Hindu god Krishna as they begin to dance in a grove of trees that stand next to a lotus filled pond. Painted in green, gold, gray and peach. This...
    • Carrying bag (Bhindi or bundri)

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    • A bhindi or bundri, a cloth from eastern Bhutan used for carrying various items. Made of three woven panels of natural fiber interspered with 2-yarn stripes in groups of one, two or three. Embroidered geometric designs are stitched in red and blue...
    • 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...
    • Woman's dress (Kushuthara Kira)

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    • This kira, a traditional Bhutanese woman's dress, is in Kushuthara design, consisting of three panels. Each panel is woven in white with various sized stripes in black, red, green, yellow. The stripes are heavily embroidered with geometric designs...
    • Traditional woman's dress (kira)

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    • A kira, the traditional Bhutanese woman's dress, woven in blue with colored designs. Because of its blue ground it is called Ngosham. The dress consists of three loom width pieces stitched together,each piece approximately 17.5 inches wide....
    • Woman's traditional dress (kira)

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    • A kira from Western Bhutan. A traditional Bhutanese woman's dress in traditional Buddhist colors. Red woven fabric with lengthwise green, gold and red stripes in various widths. Heavily embroidered in geometric motifs using bright colored pink,...
    • 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...

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