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Robe 86.2.6
Indigo blue silk satin Chinese robe. Elaborate embroidery in many colors depicting floral sprigs, figural scenes, and butterflies in central sections of robe. Borders and cuffs show flowers and fauna in medallions outlined in gold or brass threads. Borders also show pleats and applique work. Solid gold molded or carved buttons are almost spherical....View Full Record
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Cloak 86.2.9
Cape/Cloak with embroidery and two tassels. Blue silk, with embroidery along front edges and neck in shades of light blue and ivory, done in Art Noveau style. Tassels are elaborately embroidered in white natural fiber. One is at mid point of collar, the other is part of a false frog snap closure at the neckline. Entire garment including hood, is cut and sewn on the square, without shaping....View Full Record
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shawl 86.2.8
Shawl? - Indian. Cream colored cashmere with embroidered edge in a very fine paisley pattern. (Red, blue, purple, green, yellow). Purple edge attached to two sides with overcast stitch. Other two sides have fringe. Two spots of red embroidery near the center and two spots of purple embroidery near the two corners might possibly be lettering (not in English)....View Full Record
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Runner, Table 86.2.27a,b
Pair of cream silk items, probably table runners. Long, narrow rectangular runners with knotted, applied fringe at either end, central plain field outlined in applied cream silk cord and tarnished silver thread cord. Decorative border all around of blossom, stems and leaf sprigs, all embroidered. Lined with gauzy silk in plain weave; circular lead weights - two per end....View Full Record
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Sample, woven 86.2.058a
Two embroidered panels sewn together along center. Each panel depicts a peacock and other birds in a landscape with white flowers. All are embroidered with very fine threads and much detail on a grey background. Thread colors include metallic gold, blues, greens, browns, reds and white. Each panel has a black border with blue embroidered flowers. There is also a light blue lining hand stitched to the back. Artifact is probably Chinese or Asian, and coordinates with object 86.2.56....View Full Record
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runner, table 86.2.22a-b
Two table runners. (a) is shorter than (b). Both are natural beige linen plain weave with beige/gold counted drawnwork stripes separating vining floral cross stitch pattern in blue, beige/gold, green and rust. Borders also have beige/gold drawnwork stripe. Hemmed on both ends....View Full Record
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Sleeve 86.2.68A-B
Two lace sleeves, Battenberg, natural cotton with gauze lining and trim; leaf motifs in flower with picoted brides. (b) has remains of black machine-made lace sewn to shoulder seam....View Full Record
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Scarf 86.2.46
Scarf/Shawl (in many pieces). Black lace embellished with black glass beads of various sizes. Beaded embellishments make a diamond pattern throughout the scarf, and an elaborate fringe. Shawl is in many fragments and looks as if it will continue to deteriorate with handling....View Full Record
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yardage 86.2.69
Piece of ivory brocade with silver and gold thread patterns in asian motifs. "Excellent H.K." printed on selvedge. (Kyoto Fabric)...View Full Record
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purse 86.2.147
Purse- blue, black and gold. Object is in an envelope that reads "embroidered purse, old Turkish, From Mrs. Haxall" with other notes....View Full Record
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