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    • 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...
    • Ritual trumpet (Rag Dhun)

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    • Copper with silver mounting, in 3 telescopic sections. The Rag-Dhun is a trumpet type instrument used in a special ritual by an esoteric sect of the Karma kaputa monks in Tibet. The largest form has a length of about 16 feet and sounds the drone or...
    • Figure of Palden Lhamo

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    • Palden Lhamo in bronze and covered in gilt, astride a mule. In Buddhism, Lhamo is one of the Dharmapalas (wrathful deities and protectors of the faith) and the only female of the ""Eight Guardians of the Law."" She is considered to be a special...
    • 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""...
    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu

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    • Ivory carving of Han Hsiang-Tzu, a Taoist Immortal who is patron of music and always carries a flute. Ink is used to detail the flute and highlight the object's hair and beard. The Eight Immortals are legendary Taoist persons with supernatural...
    • Sheng - Wind Instrument

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    • Sheng China (SHO - Japan; SAING-HUANG - Korea) The seventeen pipes of varying length are set in a gourd or gourd-like wind chest (the one on this instrument is made of metal) which receives the air from the blow pipe. When the hole for any...
    • Ritual Hand Drum (Dameru)

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    • The folk-type dameru is made of two wooden bowl shapes. The bases of the bowls are connected and the open 'faces' which form the outer sides of this hand drum are covered with hide. Two thongs with knotted weights are attached and these hit against...
    • Nephrite jade buckle

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    • Rubies, emeralds, sapphires inset in gold on a jade buckle. Nephrite jade was first used in India during the time of the Mogul emperors who had access to it from their wide-spread Central Asia possessions. Gemstones have been indigenous to and used...
    • Trumpet (Kangling)

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    • A trumpet with a bell designed in the shape of a mythological animal. Such instruments are possibly used by shamans or mendicants.
    • Puppet - Wayang Kulit figure of Sambhava

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    • Puppet is Sambhava, the wife of Arjuna and is made of perforated buffalo hide with an amber stem. Some coloring of hide. (by Don Lentz) NOTE: Wayang Kulit is a form of Indonesian theatre in which an array of puppets are used by dalang (story...
    • Ivory carving of Li T'ieh-Kuai

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    • Carved ivory figurine of Li T'ieh-Kuai, one of the Eight Taoist Immortals. He is depicted as a beggar leaning on an staff. Ink has been used to create the robe design, highlight the beard, moustache and the contents of the bag Li Tieh-Kuai is...
    • Ritual vessel - Jue

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    • Three-legged bronze ritual vessel with spout and handle used to serve warm wine. Each side has a mythical beast (t'ao t'ieh) emerging from a band of thunder clouds (lei-win).
    • Wall handing (Termeh)

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    • Cotton cloth wall-hanging used for meditation. Very ornate wood-block design. Signature near top border translated as ""Design composed by His Excellency Mohammed Hussain."" Back side is lined with a figured cotton cloth.
    • Ivory carving of Zhongli Quan

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    • Ivory carving of Taoist Immortal, Zhongli Quan, holding a fan inscribed with 4 characters that loosely translate as ""pure breeze blows gently."" On wood base. Zhongli Quan is thought to have lived sometime during the Zhou Dynasty (1027-249 B.C.)....
    • Amulet box (Gau)

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    • Gau with copper body. Silver front is embossed with foliage patterns that closely resemble cloud patterns; also decorated with Buddhist symbols. Has four handles. Entwined dragons flank the opening. At the base of opening are two lions and lotus...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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