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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...
    • Model of traditonal Japanese house

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    • Model of a traditional house; has paper walls and sliding panels which may be entirely removed to create a feeling of openness; made of cedar wood. Sets on a low base with 4 short round legs. Consists of 2 stories; 2 rooms down, 1 up. Has ladder...
    • Zither (Zheng)

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    • The 16-string Zheng, a traditional solo instrument, evolved from the legendary ""Seh"" and the Confucian Qin. The first, second, and third fingers of the right hand of the player of a Zheng employ different types of plucking or glissandi on the...
    • Wedding procession

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    • A wedding procession carved in Ivory with the bride carried in a palaquin fronted by a traditional wedding musical ensemble of wind instruments (shenai) and drums (pakhawaj), and followed by wedding attendants.
    • Scroll painting: ""Autumn""

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    • Painting titled ""Autumn"" by Liu Maoshan, mounted as vertical scroll. The painting is in traditional style mixed with contemporary abstraction depicting a town corner of Suzhou in autumn.
    • 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...

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