||Phoenix kite in blue, purple, orange acrylic paint on Tyvek, a plasticized paper, glued to a bamboo frame. Phoenix has a red crest, orange neck and orange feather sticking out of head, projected feathers on chest, black beak and legs, head turned to side, wings spread, peacock-type tail.
||Twin gold fish kite in yellow, orange, red, black acrylic paint on Tyvek, a plasticized paper, glued to a bamboo frame. The two attached gold fish have rotating red and yellow eyes in black frames, dorsal position, split tails.
||Dragonfly kite of acrylic paint on Tyvek, plasticized paper, blued to a bam- boo frame. The dragonfly is multi-colored, 4 wings, rotating eyes of orange and green in a frame of orange strips, dorsal position.
||Hawk kite made of acrylic paint on Tyvek, plasticized paper, glued to a bamboo frame. The hawk has a white neck and head, black and white wings and body, yellow beak and legs, frontal position, wings spread.
||Eagle kite made of acrylic paint on Tyvek, plasticized paper, glued to a bamboo frame. Eagle has a white head, neck and tail, black and white wings and body, beige beak and claws, head turned to one side, wings spread, frontal position.
||Owl kite, made of acrylic paint on Tyvek, plasticized paper, glued to a bamboo frame. Owl is brown, black, beige, yellow and white, has rotating eyes of red and white, brown claws, wings spread, frontal position.
||Chinese day bed (Chia-tzu-chuang) made of broad leaf Machilus wood Disassembled: A: 1/2 base-4 legs, slats between cross pieces, rot and dampness evidence on 2 legs (L: 80", W: 28", H: 21"); B: 1/2 base-4 legs, slats between cross pieces, 2 heavier carved legs and carved apron, 1 broken cross bar (L: 77.5", W: 30.5", H: 21.5"); C: End section-wood panel, open cross bars, squared cloud design, 10 spindles, 3 spindles with tabs, crack in panel, loose pieces*(W: 56.5", H: 64.75"); D: End section as in C, squares filled with medallion shape* (W: 56.25", H: 64.5"); E: Top Canopy-open design (L: 72", w: 53.5"), F: Side section-wood panel, open work with squared cloud desing, 2 short legs (W: 72.5", H: 25"); G: Crossbar-finished wood (L: 68.75", W: 1.5" H: .75"); H: Cabinet-2 cupboard doors, 2 drawers with brass handles, spindles, curved top entending beyond cupboard, cracked (L: 74", W: 11.25", H: 14.25") I & J: 2 wooden locking pegs (1.5 x 5.25"); K: carved wooden ornament of a woman on a deer? and a figure to the right; L: " figure with a crane? Came with 2 tatami mats and 3 pieces of wood not original which fit under mats Bought from Taiwanese garden whose family came from mountainous area. Paint on bed was removed professionally and donor refinished with oil. Appraised by Honeychurch Antiques.
||Large black and white map of Canton, China. Kong Chow
In a wooden frame.
||Embroidery on silk of three birds on a flowering branch. Black ink calligraphy in upper right. To the KMT from the Lee Lung Sai Association. the object has been removed form the frame. The silk is glued to a piece of thin cardboard. Thicker cardboard backing has been removed.
||Embroidered picture of fruit and plum blossoms on silk and glued to a thin cardboard sheet. Black ink calligraphy in upper right and lower left. Given to the Kuo MInTang Party on the opening of its office by the Lee Lung Sai Association. Cardboard backing removed.
||Cardboard poster with hand written Chinese characters
List of donors from around the country who donated money to pay for the move of the Kuomintang Party office to a new location. Includes names of Seattle individuals and organizations of Portland, New York, .... Memorial to the 11th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of China. Made in 1922
||Large two tiered basketball tournament trophy.
The event was sponsored by the KMT Kuo Min Tang and the Coordination Council for North American Affairs 1989.
||Natural wooden miniature of a Shinto Shrine. Base with elevated second base with 5 imitation uprights. There is a double sill board for the doorway. A rounded post on each side of the double doors and a square post in the center with a metal decoration in the center. The double doors open to a small empty space inside. Each door has a round metal decoration with the crest of Lord Asano. There is also a triangular metal decoration in the place where the door pushes open. The lintel has 3 metal decorations across it. The right hand door has a fixt post. There is another inset piece of wood above the lintel. The roof comes down over the above piece with the rafter tails showing under the edge of the roof. Across the top of the roof is a wide board standing on its side, cut diagonally at the sides with 3 metal circles with the Asano crest. The sides and back are solid and nails are visible. There is a small sticker on the back "2.00".
||Two piece unfinished wooden offertory tray. A: base is hexagonal, the flat sides about 1.75" across, the shorter corners about .5" wide. Part way up the wide sides are circular cut outs except on the back side. B: tray is unfinished wood, hexagonal, about 3" long on the sides, .5" at corners. The base of the tray extends about .175" beyond the sides of the tray. The sides are .5" high. On the bottom of the tray is a hexagonal piece cut to fit inside the top of the base to keep the tray in place.
||Natural wood offering tray A: Stand is hexagonal with inside corners scored and folded around. 3 of the sides have a shaped cut-out with beveled edges. B: Tray is hexagonal with a flat top and sides scored at corners and folded around.
||Natural wood offering stand. Top consists of a rectangular flat piece of wood Horizontal piece at top and bottom of legs. In between are 4 square posts set at an angle.
||Insignia Placque on Stand
||A: Cast brass plaque in the form of an 8 petal flower. Enclosed in a circle on the face of the plaque is the Japanese character for gold. The plaque is 9.25" in diameter and about 3/16" thick and fits into a wooden stand. B: Plain wooden stand or holder for A above with three legs. On top of the front leg is a brace to support the center upright. The front of the brace has a scalloped front. Atop the two side legs are supports cut out in partial cloud patterns. Above the side supports is mounted a semi-circular holder for A. The two ends of this holder end in blunt knobs. The upper, inner part of the holder is cut out to match 3 of the petals of A which rests in a groove in the top of the holder.
||A: Piece of wood 8" long, 5/8" wide, 3/8" thick at one end of which a thin piece of brass 1 3/8" wide, 1 1/8" deep is inserted cross ways in a slot. Inserted in the same slot below this are two parallel brass strips cut and folded in a zigzag or lightening pattern. These strips extend outward from both sides of the wooden handle and are spread slightly to the front and rear. B: Base or holder for the wand is made from a small molded glass bottle, the foot of which has been given a gold matte finish. The body has a pattern of simulated beads around its middle with 6 similar patterns crossing it at right angles from its neck to the foot. The outer surface of the main body has been somewhat crudely colored red. Inside the bottle are a number of small pieces of white paper folded and crumpled to hold the want (part a) upright when it is inserted into the neck of the bottle. Embossed on the foot of the bottle is "AVOR. 1 3/8 ozs. U.S.A." Usually the metal zigzag strips would have been made from white paper or cloth but since the name of this shrine means Golden Ray perhaps they were made of brass to simulate gold. Wands of this type are normally used in Shinto rites by the priest in a purification act, the wand being waved over the people or objects being purified.
||A & B - H: 35.875", W: 17.25", D: 1.625" Made of unfinished wood, probably fir. Rectangular base into which 5.75" square wooden upright rods fit, equidistant apart. Top of three longer rods fit into rectangular cross piece and two shorter rods fit into another rec- tangular cross piece. On top of each cross piece at top is an eight-shaped metal bracket screwed at one end into the wood. The shelf is then screwed into these brackets. C & D - L: 45.25", H: .875", W: 9.25" Unfinished wood shelves, probably fir, C has an 8 shaped metal bracket at center back of shelf to hold shelf attached to altar. Both shelves have holes where 8 shaped bracket was screwed to attach to uprights.
||Offering Shelves made of unfinished wood, probably fir. Rectangular base into which square wooden upright rods fit, equidistant apart. Top of three longer rods fit into rectangular cross piece and two shorter rods fit into another rectangular cross piece. On top of each cross piece at top is an eight-shaped metal bracket screwed at one end into the wood. The shelf is then screwed into these brackets.
C & D Unfinished wood shelves, probably fir, C has an 8 shaped metal bracket at center back of shelf to hold shelf attached to altar. Both shelves have holes where 8 shaped bracket was screwed to attach to uprights.
Dimensions :A&B: H-35.875", W-17.25", D-1.5", C&D: L-45.25", H-.875", W-9.25"
||Made of unfinished wood, probably fir. Rectangular base into which 5.75" square wooden upright rods fit, equidistant apart. Top of three longer rods fit into rectangular cross piece and two shorter rods fit into another rectangular cross piece. On top of each cross piece at top is an eight-shaped metal bracket screwed at one end into the wood. The shelf is then screwed into these brackets. C & D - Unfinished wood shelves, probably fir, C has an 8 shaped metal bracket at center back of shelf to hold shelf attached to altar. Both shelves have holes where 8 shaped bracket was screwed to attach to uprights.
Dimensions A&B: H-41.625", W-16.25", D-1.625", .C&D: L-69.5", H-.875", W-9.25"
||Bench for display of objects before the altar
Unfinished wooden bench, 4 one inch square upright, 18" high, on each side inset into cross pieces for stability at top and bottom. Plain wood seat 34.175" long, 10.875" wide and .75" deep.
||Bench for display at objects before the altar
Unfinished wood bench, 4 one inch square uprights 25.5" high on each side inset into cross pieces for stability at top and bottom. Plain wood seat 36" long, 11.175" wide, .75" deep
||Natural wood chest stained dark transparent brown. Stands on 1.175" wooden base. Front bottom area has fence-like decoration of one horizontal bar and 9 vertical bars. Strip of horizontal wood above that. In the center are a pair of operable doors, the right hand door has a decorative wooden vertical strip for opening door. The doors are set off top and bottom with a short horizontal strip of wood which is set into 2 wide half-rounds on each side of doors. Behind the doors is a split bamboo curtain suspended from the top and bound with brocade. In front of the bamboo are 2 side by side double tassels. Above the door extending to each side of the chest from the half rounds and set into them is a horizontal piece of wood an above that is another horizontal piece of wood which is set into the half rounds and is only in the center portion of chest. Around the top of 3 sides of chest is a band of wood with a lip of a wooden piece above it and a quarter-round around the top.
||A: H-43.75", W-37.75", D-20.25" Natural wood chest stained dark transparent brown. Stands on 1.75" wooden base. Front bottom has fence-like decoration of one horizontal bar and 9 vertical bars. Then strip of horizontal wood above that. In the center are a pair of operable doors, the right hand door has a decorative wooden vertical strip for opening the door. The doors have a wrinkled glass panel on top and a wood panel below. The doors are set off top and bottom with a short hori- zontal strip of wood which is set into 2 wide half-rounds on each side of doors. Above the top strip is a pediment in the center made of 2 strips of wood coming to a point in the center with another strip of wood. In the center of the pediment is a protruding black metal crest in a round shape with half-rounds around the outside of the circle with the letter "kin" or gold in center. On each side of the doors is a horizontal strip set into the half- round on one side and the cabinet border strip on the other. Inside: split bamboo curtain bound with brocade, double tassels. B: H-6", W-35.625", D-19.375" Unfinished wood base, rectangular shape made of mitered wood strips. Chest sits on top of base.
||Purification symbol (Haraigushi)
||Triple tiered wooden base, painted black, holding an upright, black painted piece of wood 1.5 x 1 x 42". There are three metal bands fastened around the upright, one 3.5" about the top tier of the ball, the next 12" above the top tier, the third, 20.5" above the top tier. Finial on upright has a metal ball about 2"diam. mounted atop another metal ball about 4"diam. on the front mounted a metal cut-out of the shrine symbol, the Japanese character for gold set in a circle in turn is surrounded by an 8 petaled trim. Large ball sup- ported on 3 balls, fastened to circular metal base. From these hang 16 metal strips in 3 sections, ending with small bells. Painted gold finial is atop upright wooden post. The brass strips assembled into 4 zigzag or lightening shapes hanging down on each side of the post. From the bottom of each at the bottom strips are suspended four bells each about .75" diameter. Displayed on altar
||Mirror on Stand
||Unfinished wood stand projects in 4 directions. Back side is shorter. Center post has scrolled side pieces and triangular front piece. Set on top is a semi-circular band with horned ends which hold round metal mirror set into the wood semi-circle. Stored inside large shrine chest
||Box containing sacred paper
||A: Unfinished wooden box with base, box (on end) with flat top. B: Unfinished wooden sliding lid with curved decorative top. High curve with lower curve on each side. Door slides into grooves on each side of the front of box. C: Blank paper 10.875" x 15.375" folded in half and then folded several times again to fit into box D: Smaller blank paper 9.375" x 13" folded in half and then folded several times again to fit into box. It goes inside larger blank paper E: Paper folded to 2.5 x 5.5". Kanji characters "Go" which is the honorific term, "Kami" which means god/spirit and "Bei" which means rice. It refers to the first rice harvest offering. Kanji on the left is a name: Ueda-shi which means Mr. Ueda or Ueda family. Paper E is folded inside paper D which is fold inside paper C and placed inside box A
||A: Unfinished wooden stand, four legs on each side set into wooden strips 10.5 x 1.75 x .75" at the bottom, 9.5 x 1.625 x 1" at top. The legs are .75" square x 16.25" high. The top of the stand is 12 x 9.175 x .5". The tops are split crosswise the full width of the top. B: Similar to above except that top strips for the legs are 9.25 x 1.375 x 1"
||A: L-70", W-76.5" Dark stain fine split bamboo bound in red and gold brocade. There are also three strips on top dividing hanging into 4 even parts. The bamboo are tied in 24 vertical lines of red thread which holds bamboo together. There are five diamond shape metal fasteners with a ring along top by which the curtain is hung. A double red cord with a large double tassel hangs from top on each side. The tassels are striped horizontally in gray at the top, red in the middle and black at the bottom. There is also a large, flat metal hook shape attached to each double cord. Its significance is unknown.
B: L-80", W-12"
C: L-74.25", W-12" Same as A, except narrow. Bound with the same red and gold brocade. There are no dividing strips of brocade but 6 vertical threads holding bamboo together. There are 2 diamond shape metal fasteners with ring for hanging. One double red cord with large double tassel, same colors as on A. Also has flat metal hook attached to double cord.
||Navy blue silk curtain style hanging (Noren) with 2 crests in white in kanji characters "Kin" menaing gold and are enclosed in a circle of white and then 8 half circle petals. The crests are evenly spaced on the hanging. There are 18 silk tabs hand sewn, evenly spaced across the top for holding a red cotton cord strung through loops for hanging.
||4 brocade silk hangings in orange-red background with woven gold pattern of the kanji "kin" meaning gold, set in a circle with 8 half circles around the outside and a cloud pattern between circles. The brocade strips are hemmed sides and top and bottom.
||Brown painted metal stamp, rounded back with lever on top, metal clip in front metal label holder below clip has stamped on it "Patd July 31,23". By pressing down on the lever two metal discs are pressed together to create the stamp which has rounded petals on the perimeter, lettering in English in a circle "Konkokyo Shinko Kai Church-1931 seal" and the kanji character in the center meaning
||Canister of Bones
||Metal canister with lid containing small dried bones; canister is wrapped in cotton gauze
||Hair in paper folder
||Folded yellowed paper with kanji written on it " Contains cut dark brown hair.
||Paper with kanji
||Soft paper with kanji written in ink " folded around 4 smaller pieces of paper with kanji written in ink, 4x5.75" "
||Two small wooden tablets wrapped in cellephane. Kanji written in ink "
||Small grey silk pillow possibly filled with cotton batting, to be used under a religious display item.
||Miniature wooden shrine
front panel that has opening doors, inside the door is a white silk curtain, behind the curtain are two white envelopes, each with a wooden tablet with black kanji writing. Front piece is seperate from the rest of the shrine.
||Wooden rectangular tablet on a platform.
On both sides of the tablet is black Kanji characters.
||Excerpt from Harper's Weekly, 1890's entitled "Among the Chinese on the Pacific Coast--Drawn by T. Langguth", with white mat and brown wood frame. There are 6 illustrated figures of Chinese people engaged in traditional acts. Each scene has a title: "Soiled Linen for the Laundry" shows a man carrying a sack of laundry, "Peddler of household articles" shows the back view of a man with a shoulder rod carrying a package on one side and a full basket on the other, "Married woman" shows a woman in a short robe holding a large basket and standing under a lantern, "Vegetable peddlar" show the front view of a man with a shoulder rod supporting two large baskets, a smaller basket sits on the end of the pole, "Sugar cane render and chair mender" shows one man holding two long pieces of sugar cane and another man with two chairs hanging from the pole on his shoulder, "A lady" shows a woman dressed in traditional robes standing on a balcony holding a child by hand.
||Large metal sign painted wiht the word "Prescription." The letters are painted in black and the backround is a brownish yellow. The paint is applied directly to the metal. Signed by Gould.
||Carved dark wood weaving reed with shellac finish and mountain shape motif.
The reed has a top piece that is carved into end pieces which flair up and out. The center of the top is carved on one side into a mountain or spade shapes of 15 across wirh smaller diamond shapes inbetween. There are two holes drilled into the top about 7" from each end. At each end a perpendicular piece is attached to a hole in the bottom. These end pieces, 5" long and 1.5" wide go through the bottom piece about three inches and end on a square rod. In between the top piece and the bottom piece are more than 100 split bamboo slats .125" wide. These are inserted as a unit into a trough in the top and bottom. The slates are lashed to the upper and lower frame bars. It is through these slates that the threads were held. There is an end rod on the bottom of the reed wirh circular spade shaped knobs oneach end. Some of the shellac has remained in between the slats.
||Diamond Pattern Twil Weave Coarse Silk Shawl
Possibly a weft dyed ikat.
The shawl threads are dark burgundy and black. The weave is yellow, red and green. These form a top and bottom boundary of two green lines with yellow and green and yellow and red diamond patterns between them. Between the boundaries are repeating elephants along the bottom and above the elepants are alternating temples and flowers. Temples represent Angor Wat.
A: the top has a stained wood handle at each end. The center is rectangular and on one side is attached three brass pieces. Stamped on one side of the wood rectangle is "7". the center brass piece is a rectangle with 12 semi-circular grooves. This piece is attached by four screws, 2 at each end. the grooves run perpendicular to the handles. At each end of the brass grooves are roller holders and each holds two brass wheels which fit partially through holes in the holders. They spin on small metal axles.
B: Stained wood base. Rectangular piece of wood has a half inch leg on one end, tilting the base. At the opposite end on the top is a 2 " long well carved into the wood. Just above the well a brass piece has been inserted. this piece has 12 semi-circular groves running parallel to the sides. Along each long side is attached a brass rail, held by four screws. the rollers on the handle rotate an the outside edge of these brass rails. The pills are formed when the top brass grooves move over the bottom brass grooves.
||Machine-woven, hand tailored, silk dress (cheong sam) with long sleeves; blue brocade with rose and gold cranes. The collar is trimmed in a double piping of blue and gold, as are the sleeves, overlapping front panel, slits and hem. The cranes are repeated in a circular pattern which consists of birds in eight different positions. Six birds form the outer circle and two birds are contained within. When isolated, the eight-crane circular pattern is very distinctive. The arrangement of repeated patterns makes it difficult to see the individual groups, giving the fabric a lively, "random" quality. The crane may be a "Manchurian crane", as the cheong sam evolved from Manchurian formal wear, and it symbolizes longevity. The front overlapping panel closes to the right. Two fastenings at the collar are traditional knotted-button and loop closures ("frogs") molded into floral patterns. A simpler fastening is located below the right sleeve. The button portion of the frog is sewn to the overlapping panel. The loop portion is sewn to the collar. There is a hook at the neck and two snaps at the overlapping panel to keep the garment tightly closed. A narrow opening lined with snaps extends from below the right sleeve to the hip. There is a small yellow stain on the back right sleeve, 2 1/2 inches from the cuff.
||Machine-woven, hand tailored, silk dress (cheong sam) with short sleeves; teal green brocade with butterfly and bamboo patterns. Dress interior is horizontally striped with wide bands of gold, blue, red, green, brown, and pink. The sleeves, collar, overlapping front panel, slits and hem are trimmed in teal green piping. Darts are sewn at the breast: one set angles from the breast to 5 1/2 inches below the arm, the other set is vertical and extends from the breast to the hip area. Two main patterns, sewn in a variety of colors, are widely spaced over the fabric. Four butterflies flit about two sprays of bamboo in one pattern. Three butterflies are interspersed with a wispy, long thin leafed plant in the other. The butterfly may symbolize joy. The overlapping front panel closes to the right. Three elaborate fastenings, traditional knotted-button and loop closures ("frogs"), are located near the collar and form a floral pattern. The loop portion is sewn to to the collar. The button portion is sewn to the overlapping panel. There is a snap and a zipper located below the right sleeve, extending to the hip. A hook fastening is sewn into the collar. A label printed with blue letters, "MADE IN HONG KONG" is sewn into the neckline.
||Machine-stitched silk pajama pants, short-sleeved top, and belt; machine-woven pink silk, with red piping and dragon embroidery.
(A) Pajama top buttons up the front in the middle and has two pockets at the bottom. All three round, red plastic buttons still remain attached (one with purple thread, one with black thread, one with red thread). The collar comes to a rounded point; each side is trimmed with red piping and decorated with the same embroidered dragon design of green, yellow, blue, red, black, and white thread. A similar dragon design is embroidered on each pocket. The pockets are also trimmed in red piping. The short sleeves are cuffed and trimmed with piping. The center opening is trimmed with piping, as well. Two belt loops are sen to the shirt, one at each side, on the seam. A fabric label is sewn into the neckline; machine-stitched black letters read, "Pyrus BEST QUALITY" and a red flower is in the upper right corner. Two darts are sewn at the front on each side of the collar in the shoulder area. Darts are sewn at the back; two small ones below the neckline and two long ones down the back. The shirt flares at the bottom.
(B) Pants have a drawstring of the same fabric at the waste. The wide legs are cuffed and trimmed with red piping.
(C) The belt is solid pink and has a seem near the midpoint.
||Machine-stitched silk pajama pants, sleeveless top, and belt; machine-woven pink sild with brown-on-white dotted piping.
(A) Pajama top is sleeveless, double breasted. Three white buttons (shell?) remain attached. One button is missing. Two pockets are located at the bottom and are trimmed at the top in a double row of the dotted pipint. The couble-pointed collar, arm holes, front opening and hem are also trimmed in piping. Two belt loops are attached, one sewn to each side at the seam. The right pocket is torn at the upper right corner. There is a small hole on the front at the place of the missing button.
(B) Pajama pants have a white cotton drawstring at the waist. The pants are wide legged and are trimmed with piping at the bottom. There is a small hole on the front right leg, six inches below the waist. Two holes are located on the back, one on each side, both approximately five inches below the waist.
(C) The belt is pink and trimmed with piping at each end. There is a seam near the midpoint.
||Commercially manufactured full-length, off-white cotton nightgown with long sleeves, ruffles and floral ribbon trim. Label in the neckline reads "Jonley 34" in blue script. Sqared neck is lines with ruffles and trimmed with ribbon, as is the front center opening which extends from the neck to the waist. The ribbon is off-white cotton printed with red flowrs, blue flowers, and green leaves. The front is gathered in the center at the neck and waist. The shoulders are also gathered. Long straight sleeves are trimmed with the ribbon on a ruffled cuff. Two belt ties (30" length) are attached, one on each side at the seam. The skirt is flared with additional triangular pieces of fabric addes to the bottom, one in the front and one in the back.
The gown is splattered with various stains.
||Off-white silk slip; full-length with scallped hem and red rose embroidery. Tank style top with opening and two snaps under right armhole. Two-tone red embroidered rose with long stem and six leaves in each front bottom corner. Slip is straight-lined with 14" slits on each side which are scalloped. Silk appears to be machine woven; slip may be hand or machined stitched (?).
The slip is dotted with various small dark stains.
||Set of three square white cotton or bast fiber handkerchiefs with drawn work and applique shadow work geometric designs. Overall pattern is symmetrical, consisting of stepped rows of squares in each corner and two stacked rectangles on each side, all done in drawn work. The central motif in each corner are appliqued "L"-shaped designs (shadow work) and two small squares applied by the same technique. The overall effect gives the central solid a notched-lozenge shape.
A red on white oval stickers reads, "MADE IN CHINA" in one corner of both 1993.80.7A and 1993.80.7B. The sticker on A is misprinted so that "CHINA" is cut off with only the "C" visible.
A cluster of small rust colored stains are located an inch from the center of 1993.80.7C.
||Set of two square white cotton or bast fiber handkerchiefs with drawn work linear designs and appliqued shadow work flowers. Overall pattern is symmetrical, consisting of a sevel petaled flower (applique shadow work) and embroidered stems and leaves in each corner. A diagonal row of five embroidered dots at a 45-degree angle from the corner and two clusters of three dots are also a part of the corner design. Drawn work linear patterns include incomplete squares at each corner, two "L"-shapes at each corner and a simple line flanked by a stepped pattern at each end which extends from corner design to corner design.
||Square white cotton or bast fiber handkerchief with drawn work linear designs and pulled work floral designs. Overall pattern is symmetrical, consisting of a large pulled work floral design flanked by embroidered stems, leaves and knots in each corner. Drawn work linear patterns sourround the floral designs with three stepped parallel lines and a corner meander.
Small rust colored stains are located in three corners.
||Square white cotton or bast fiber handkerchief with drawn work linear designs and pulled work floral designs. Overall pattern is symmetrical, consisting of a single flower (pulled work) in each corner surrounded by embroidered stem and small leaves and larger drawn work leaves. Each side is decorated with a linear design which starts as a meander near the top of the corner flowers and terminates in two stacked squares at the next corner. Each corner is also decorated with five short parallel drawn work lines.
Small rust colored stains are located throughout the handkerchief.
||Set of two square white cotton or bast fiber handkerchiefs with embroidered shadow work rose designs and drawn work linear designs. Three corners are decorated with a single shadow work bud with embroidered stem and eaves. The remaining corner is decorated with a larger, open shadow work rose, surrounded by embroidered stems, leaves and smaller flowers. Each side is decorated by a drawn work linear pattern and embroidered dots. The handkerchief is bordered with drawn work.
A small red stain is in the corner with the open rose on 1993.80.11A.
A series of brown stains (3 small and 1 large spot) are at one edge of 1993.80.11B.
||Square white cotton or bast fiber handkerchief with drawn work and needle woven medallions. Overall pattern is symmetrical, consisting primarily of a central square flanked by drawn work meander patterns and triangular shpaes pointing toward each corner. Each side is decorated with a drawn work heart surrounded by tiny embroidered flowers. Each corner is decorated by an oval needle woven medallion surrounded by tiny embroidered flowers and leaves. Embroidered knots are interspersed with drawn work meanders.
A paper tag printed in red on white was removed from the handkerchief and placed in the donor file. It read "MADE IN CHINA" and listed the number ('No. 56') and size ('Size 11" ').
||Square plain-weave white cotton or bast fiber handkerchief with colored needlepoint flower embroidery. Three corners feature the same embroidered design: a single pink flower with red center, brown stem and green leaves offset by two small red squares. The remaining corner is decorated with a group of flowers. A large pink and red flower, with yellow center, is surrounded by one small pink, two pale orange, and two blue flowers. Green leaves and brown stems are also part of the group. The design is offset by small red squares and three purple flowers along the corner edges. Various yellow stains cover much of the handkerchief.
||Three silver charms in the shape of the Chinese character for longevity. "MADE IN HONG KONG" and "SILVER" are pressed into the back. 1993.80.14 A is in a sealed celophane package with red paperboard inside. Each charm has a loop soldered to the top through which an additional wire loop is attached so the charm can be added to a chain.
||Two round, commercially manufactured tie tacks or lapel pins and backers with Kuomintang flag over the number "60". LIght weight metal painted with gold p[aint. Komintang flag is at center, painted red with a navy blue field for a gold sun. The number "60" emerges from behind the flag in raised gold lettering. The background field of the pin is medium blue. A raised zig zag pattern trims the pin in gold. Sun Yat-sen was the provisional president of the new Peoples' Republic from 1912 to 1913. He was President of Canton from 1921 to 1922. Kuomintang=National Peoples Party.
||Gold colored light weight metal lapel pin or tie tack commemborating the 100th birthday of Sun Yat-sen. Black and white portrait of Sun in roundel at center surrounded by laurels. At top is the Kuomintang flag. At bottom are Chinese characters on a blue field. The back of the pin also is lettered with Chinese characters.
Sun Yat-sen was born in 1866 and died in 1925.
||Pair of black lacquered wood chopsticks with embedded shell and mother of pearl.
||Square shaped head scarf made of gauze weave red silk alternating with pink gauze weave stripes which have a supplementary weft design of silver metallic thread. The design consists of a row of silver squares along the pink stripe outlined along the edge with silver. Around all edges is a knotted fringe of red silk and silver metallic thread. The two ends have a narrow machine sewn hem.
||White Ao Dai
Embroidered flower design
Woo Gen & Sons Cannery Contractors
Pastel and Chaulk frawing of Autumn by Xuan Thao
||"Ball" brand canning jar with a glass lid attached with a brass-colored metal ring. Filled with roots labelled "wild ginger with leaves" hand written on the torn flap of an envelope.
||Quart-sized "Kerr" brand canning jar with yellow colored metal lid. Jar is about a third full of fine twigs.
||Quart-sized "Ball" brand canning jar with lead (?) lid lined with wax. Inside the lid is a label with four black characters on a white ground outlined in red. Front of jar wit two characters written in black on a tan ground outlined with red. Jar is filled with almond-shaped nuts.
||Tall bottle with a rectanglular bottom rising to sloping shoulders narrowing to the neck. Real cork stopper. Four characters written in black on red label on the front. Bottle is about half full of a white powder identified on old label as "ground mineral".
||Red Cotton Jacket
Waiters coat from the Gim Ling restaurant
||Women's Restaurant Hostess Jacket Red cotton twill jacket with side opening and sleeves cut as part of jacket body; black cotton "mandarin" stand up collar; fastened with snap fasteners and black cotton frogs; two black strips on lower sleeves. On upper left side is yellow embroidered Chinese characters, saying Gim Ling.
||Cloth: War Souvenir White silk cloth with orangey red circle in middle--Japanese flag. Around the orange circle men have written their names in Japanese (63) in sumi ink. To one side is written the name of the owner, Shigeru Kawai, and good fighting and long life. The soldier would have carried it in his pocket as a good luck charm to protect himself during the war. The flag was probably captured during World War II by an American soldier. In one corner is written in ink in Chinese characters, Wong..., possibly Rick Wong's father Puey King Wong who was in the U.S. military during WW II.
A: Red wood shrine and metal illustrated background. On the metal plate is an illustration of Li tieh Kuai one of the Eight Immortals. Front part has carved pillers and small baniter guard rail. Siting on the platform behind the guard rail:
B: Rice Wine set: White ceramic Japanese saki set puchased at Uwajimaya.
C: Brass pot : H: 3", Dia: 4" round pot with lion head on either side. it was filled with fine white sand and had sticks of incense in it.
||Handmade wooden dish made from the section of a small tree trunk.
The base of the dish is attached by four small nails and it conforms to the shape of the trunk. The shape is organic and it is roughly triangular. The color of the wood is dark blond. Other than the shape, the dish is decorative primarily because of natural wood burls and the craftsmanship of the dish maker. The dish surface is protected with a shellac.
||A: Hand carved cigarette holder is primarily blond wood with a large medium brown burl and scattered dark knot holes. The holder has a shellac on it.
B: Larger than A and doesn't have shellac.
||Bento Box Lunch Set
||Set of three aluminum lunch boxes that can be nested together for storage.
A-E are all parts of the largest box.
A: The bottom of the box is plain, has a molded foot, a curled lip, and rounded corners.
B: The top of the box also has rounded corners and a curled lip. It is decorated with two sets of bamboo shoots that were molded into the metal. There is also a diagonal concave area molded into the top so that there is a place to store chopsticks.
C: Molded metal strip with a lip on three sides of it so it can cover and secure the chopsticks into the diagonal compartment in the box top. There is a chopstick design on the top of it, a finger hold to make it easier to slide and a product number 90632.
F: Bottom of medium sized box is build exactly like the larger box bottom.
G: Top is medium sized box is similar to larger top except for size and the two plum blossoms molded into the metal.
H: Chopstick cover has finger hold and a product number 60632 engraved on it.
I: Plain small box has rounded corners but doesn't have a foot or rolled lip. It has a company logo engraved on one side of it.
J: Plain round cornered boxtop. The only decoration on it is a raised rectangle with scooped corners.
||A: Plain unvarnished wood base with nail in the center.
B and C: Red and white brocade zoris. Decorated with red and white embroidery thread. The white brocade is sandwiched between the red in the sole of the sandal.
D,E,F: Strips of doll hair made out of black embroidery floss and secured with a black paper base that is glued and basted with black thread.
G: Ceramic doll face and neck mold with yellow glaze.
H: Red damask silk obi with white cotton batting sewn into the center with red thread. Obi is unfinished.
I: Wood model of shamisen, a long necked guitar-like stringed instrument.
J: Unfinished doll face. The first layer is cotton gauze, the second and third layers are white cotton, and the final layer is a white crepe like material that has a face painted on it. It is all held together with a glue that hold the material in the shape of the mold.
K: Partially completed doll with black base. The white cotton torso is wearing pink borcade zoris with orange straps and white tabi socks. The underslip is red and the kimono is two shades of blue with two shades of orange and green and white. The kimono was lined in pink fabric and the outside is decorated with a flower motif. The arms of the doll have a wire base and are covered in masking tape. The fingers have red fingernails.
L: Kimono sleeves that are made out of the same fabric as K. It has a pink interlining and a red lining.
M: Completed doll head. Face is very much lik J. The crepe fabric with the painted face may have been commercially produced for doll making hobbyists. The hair is made out of black embroidery floss and there is padding underneath it so that it will hold the traditional hairstyle. For decoration, an orange tie dyed pad is exposed. It holds together the hair knot in the back.
N and O: Two doll arms. The arms are made with a wire base that is covered with batting. The batting was covered with an off white cloth that was handsewn around the batting. The fingers are all individually sewn and there is masking tape covering the arm.
||Leather pouch with gothic gold printing, "Oriental American Bank, Seattle, Washington".
The pouch could have been given to customers as a gift from the bank. The drawstring is black cording and has two wooden beads secured at each end. There is also a circle of leather that reinforces where the drawstring enters the pouch. The pouch is fairly fragile because of the leather being very dried out. Its edges are cracking and crumbling.
||White cotton cloth that has a blueprint of "Ts Nippon-Maru", a ship, on it.
On the right side of the cloth there are blue gray mountains. The color of the mountains matches the dye used for water. On the lower right, there is a small character in blue ink. On the top left side, there is a blue compass. The cloth may have been designed as a souvenir. Often this kind of cloth was used as a towel.
||Souvenir towel Tenugui made in Japan for the Maneki Cafe? of Seattle.
White gauze cloth is decorated with silkscreened design. A bridge and pine trees are the central design and are printed in blue ink. Above the bridge, "The Maneki Caf?" is printed in gold colored ink. Mount Rainier (?) in the form on Mount Fuji is screened in gray ink behind the bridge. Below the bridge in black ink is printed, "Sukiyaki and Japanese Dishes Served in Private Rooms/ Telephone ELiot 0373 212-6th Ave. SO., Seattle". To the left of this information is a red cat. In the lower left corner "Made in Japan" is stamped in black ink. The towel has finished top and bottom selveges. The left and right edges are unfinished.
||The cloth was made in Japan as an advertisement for Utee Grocery.
The design is simple. In the center of the cloth, "Utee Grocery" is printed in black on a diagonal. Underneath, "90 Pine St Ma 8780" is printed in red ink and "1437 Jackson St PR 1180" is printed in blue ink. "Seattle Wash" is printed in gold ink. On each side, above and below the lettering there are two different plants printed in gray ink. On the left corner "made in Japan" was printed in purple ink using small lettering. The cloth may have been used as a towel.
||This souvenir cloth was made to commemorate the August 1937 VII World Conference of WFEA in Tokyo, Japan.
The design was stamped onto the cloth using medium and dark blue inks. On the left side of the cloth, there is a picture of an etiquette book. Underneath the word etiquette, which is written in English, there is a picture of a bouquet held together by a ribbon. The spine of the book has calligraphy on it. In the center of the cloth there is a circular seal that has a character on both sides of it. The center of the seal has a bridge with a lantern on it. In the background, there is a mountain. Above the mountain there is horizontal calligraphy. Encircling this scene "VII World Conference of WFEA August 1937 Tokyo Japan" is written in English. On the right side of the cloth there is one line of calligraphy.
||Cotton rice bag printed for local Seattle Rice Company.
"Premium Quality" is written in red ink at the top of the bag. The center of the bag has a commercial logo on it. "Ikeda and Co., Seattle, Wash." is written in blue ink and encircles the brand name, "Wonder Rose", which is also written in blue ink. Between the words Wonder and Rose, "Calrose Rice" is inserted. Calrose rice was printed in red ink. There are red roses with blue leaves printed around the circle. At the bottom of the bag "50 lbs. Net Weight, coated with Glucose and Talc, wash before using" is written in blue ink.
||Woman's Hat Gold lame circular hat with no crown. Padded lame 1.25" wide strip is coiled on itself so that the back dips down and the front raises up. At the bottom front are two curved lame pieces stitched into the head band made of gold colored satin. Machine stitched. The number 54 is written in ink at the inside back. This hat is worn for weddings and special occasions with the aoi dai outfit.
||Purple crepe kimono with wisteria and pink, peach, and blue flowers.
Red lining, Chirimen crepe, Yuzen dyed design.
||Two ceramic Lions, male and female. One is juggling a ball and the other, the female is with a youngster. The are painted green with pink bellies, on painted pedistals. The incense holder on the back of each is broken off.
||Wood sign from Maneki Restaurant, "Sorry We're Closed" and "Come In We're Open".
The sign is mand from a flate piece of light colored wood and suspended from a dark metal chain. On each side of the board a frame created by four pieces of bamboo, split in half lengthwise, have been nailed to border the paper signs: one reading "Sorry We're Closed" and the other, "Come In We're Open". Both notices are in yellow lettering printed on a black backround of thick black paper. Below the Closed sign, four tacks of various colors have been stuck into the board. A long chain is attached to to holes at the top.
Indigo dyed cotton with resist dyed white squares which have concave sides and are filled with faded gold grid-like design. The curved sides of the squares created an optical design of connected diagonal rows of dark blue circles. Medium length sleeves with opening at side nearest body and at wrist. Straight wide collar extends half way down the front and can be folded in half lengthwise; and is reinforced with an additional layer around. Collar is lined with white cotton and edges are basted with white thread. Coarse woven cotton square patch stitched with black thread at inside lower back; and white cotton lining inside front and back yokes.
Some small rusty stains on back patch.
||Man's Formal Haori Jacket
Black cotton lined with green striped and patterned silk. Short sleeves with wrist opening; long straight collar extending to bottom hem with two cotton looped stitched between lining and inner collar (for fastener). Five white mon: one of back center seam, 2 at sleeve back, 2 at front chest representing 3 ivy leaves with curly tendrils. Dark and light green (gauze patterned) striped silk lining with resist dye pattern of masks scattered throughout. The masks represent 3 characters: Hyottoku village clown surrounded by two tasseled wands (1 outlined in white, 1 in lime green), scarf tied around head outlined in blue, white eyeballs and a pursed mouth with no nose; Plump faced woman surrounded by white streamers and lime green decoration, blue hair and eyebrows, outlined in blue; Demon surrounded by a T shaped lime and white striped wand, white teeth and eyes, horns, outlined in blue, knarled brow, snarl. Lining extends 3/4 down the back, half way down the front and inside the sleeves. Machine stitched.
||Men's Nagajuban Under Kimono
The body of the garment is made of coarsely woven white cotton. The short square sleeves are made of silk crepe which is dyed gray graduating from light gray near the body to dark gray at the hem. Above the hem is white circular resist dyed border. The row of disks have been created by stitching white silk into radiating pletes and dying it gray. There is a fancy hem finish. This three quarter length robe has a straight white collar that extends to the bottom and the upper half is covered with a gray silk over collar. Gament has been hand stitched and there are basting along the lower sleeves.
||Men's Divided skirt worn with Kimono
Stiff gray silk with tweed like woven pattern. The front has for box pleats folded towards the center. The back has two very deep pleats folded towards the center. The sides are let open from the waist for 15 " and are folded at an angle and stitched. The legs are joined together 12 " From the hem. The front has a narrow stiffened waist ban d which extend into very long ties. The back at the waist has a stiffened back support with triangular shaped flaps where it joins the back of the skirt. Two very long ties extend out from these triangles. On the inside at the front a flap of material has been folded under. On the inside back there is a black braided loop which holds a white plastic spoon shaped tab which has a black plastic tab of the same shape riveted to the bottom. So that it can move from side to side. The top of the plastic tab has a hook and below this is a gold colored crest. Further down there is a clear plastic inset. There are some Kanji engraved into the tab. The hakama is hand sewn and has a few moth holes.
||Hagoita or battledore made of wood.
Black flocked cloth handle, oshie (cloth covered paper design) on front, and two mon on back. The upper mon is a red stencil of two crossed scrolls which may represent a talisman. The lower mon is a green stencil of the cross section of a papaya. Oshie design on front is the bust of a young woman. She wears an elaborate headress. Main body of headdress is orange silk covered paper with a flower pattern. Crinkled gold foil covered paper section rises from center. Orange cloth in front is crisscrossed by purple rope. Framed on either side by silver foil flowers. Some with pink cloth centers, all with pearl-like bead centres. Head of figure raised from back of board by blocks of wood and styrofoam. Black silk hair wrapped over carved styrofoam. Face is painted silk on paper. Painted black hair around forehead. Gray brows, blue lids, brown eyes. Pink below eyes. Faint blush of pink over all of face. Brown lines delineate nose, ear, and part in lips. Lips dark orange. Red and white flocked cloth hair decoration protrudes from behind head. White rope with tassles at end appears to tie in bow around neck as if to hold headdress in place. White brocade with silver leaf pattern makes V-neck collar. Left side of kimono in bright orange silk brocade with gold designs and green, blue, and white flowers. All of cloth covered body is mounted on molded stryfoam. Except hand protroduing from left sleeve which is, like face, white painted silk over paper. Opening of sleeves are peach colored silk crepe (Chirimen) and edge of kimono is pink crepe. Navy blue silk brocade makes up her obi which shows over her right shoulder. Two cloth covered paper ovals interlaced with lavendar rope represent a small waisted drum which she holds before her. Outlined in black, yellow oval on right sided piece. Gold leaf design on left. Navy damask silk over paper between the two ovals. Black flocked cloth wrapped around handle painted silk background behind figure. Pastel gradation from blue to pink, then green.
||1 - Boy's Obi
Dark green silk with impressed shibori (resist dye) pattern of gray and white medallions.
||Pair of Hip wader boots
A & B: Black rubber exterior, pieced for shape, top of boot has molded rubber decoration of lozenge-shaped lines, one line dipping below the rim and the other around the top of the rim; metal grommet on upper inside edge of each boot; molded crennelated rubber soles with short heels. On the underside of the sole is stamped in read 8 M. Made in USA.
Interior of boots lined with a knitted cotton adhered to the rubber. The boots are dirty and some evidence of mould.
Used in the Alaska canneries by the donor's late husband.
||BAMBOO AND PAPER NON-FOLDING JAPANESE FAN one side has painted flowers (pinks), other side has writing. both sides printed on background of stiff cream-colored paper. shape of fan is round with round bamboo stick for handle. bamboo handle is sliced many times along the grain at the top into strands. strands spread in rays to support paper. bamboo strip threaded through hole below strands and is curved upwards in cresent to complete circle shape of fan. orange silk tassles tied on each end of cresent. on written side of paper, in cursive writing and bold print are words: Gyokko-ken Cafe. below in bold is printed J.FUGII. Prop.. In capital letters below is printed: CHOP-SUEY + CHOW MEIN and below that is the address: 510 Main St. Seattle.4 Wash., Tel MAin 3662. characters are printed below and when translated mean: High Class Chinese Restaurant,Seattle City, Main St. 510 Gyokko-Ken Tel.#. at bottom in small type is printed: Made in occupied Japan. reverse side is painted with pink flowers. there are tree large ones and five buds. the long green stalks have slim sharp leaves. artist's name "Hyashi" in charaters printed on right with a red "chop". base of handle painted black Water damage to both sides causing brown spots and pink from flowers to run.
||Tray and scraper
||CARVED WOODEN TRAY AND SCRAPER 1. tray is shaped like a dust pan. top is thicker and is carved to be progressively thinner into an edge. on all edges but the thinnest there is a border which has been left thick. the top is where this border is widest and the outside edge creates a small peak. at this widest point an oval hole peirces through the border. carved strokes imply flower shapes, one on either side of the hole, and one encircling it. the carved part is light colored against the stained surface of the wood. on the inclined plain surrounded by the border are two carved Chinese characters which also show the light colored wood. one is in the top right, the other on the left bottom. Lying diagonal- ly between the two characters is a carved flower with stem and leaves. It remains the same color as the stained surface. 2. scaper is flat. handle has rounded end with small hole near end. head of scraper is rectangular shaped with sloping front and bevelled edge. on un- bevelled face of scraper is a smaller version of same character as left bottom of tray and is also light-colored. near handle are simple carved grass-like strokes which are stain-colored
||BOX WITH LID CONTAINING DARK RED/BROWN PERFUME BOTTLE cardboard box is covered in purple paper with multicolored print including gold and silver. Inside lid is a description of the bottle and instruc- tions. the bottle itself is brown plastic in a heart-like shape with a silver metal top and base. it contains an atomizer so that when the lid is pulled up and then pressed down, the perfume sprays out from the center of the bottle. bottom of box contains shiny lavender cardboard holder which is shaped to fit the bottle. on the paper which can be seen through the hole in the cardboard is a drawing which visually demonstrates the use of the bottle.
||FIRECRACKERS Water resistant semi-transparent colored paper (yellow except one of another brand which is orange) wrapping containing 16 fire crackers per package. Crackers are either red, green, or blue and are printed with white stars (except "H" which has a checkerboard pattern). Crackers packed 8 to a row with the next row below and string of fuses twisted between the rows. A-G are of the "Giant Panda" brand called Thunder Flash Crackers. A white and brown panda bear is printed on a piece of paper which is glued to the front of the paper wrapped crackers. Behind the panda are green bamboo trees and an orange and yellow sunset. Brand name is printed on the package and "1 1/2"15, distributed by The United Commercial Co., Portland, Oregon. Manufactured by The Glorious Firecracker Co." "H" is called Evergreen brand and has snow cover pine tree on yellow background; on front is "Do not hold it hand after lighting, Flashlight Fire Crackers, Selected Quality, 16, Legal by State Law, Contains no Clorate of Potash, Manufactured specially for Northwest Jobbers Supply, State of Washington, U.S.A., Made in China."
||A+B. Cufflinks are large round/oval shape with scalloped border attatched by 3 link chain to smaller oval shape. both set into gold-colored metal. large shape has black background containing a dark grey mountain near top. below, in inlaid gold metal, is a tree between two stones. a gold line representing the ground lies below these. the smaller oval shape has a row of two gold birds in flight and a dark grey moon. C. dark maroon leather covered box. lid and bottom are connected by a hinge. gold colored clasp at front of lid for closing. inside of lid is padded with a covering of cream colored silk satin cloth. inside of bottom is raised and covered with cream silk velvet. two velvet covered hooks protrude to hold cuff-links.
||MAROON SILK DAMASK DRAWSTING PURSE two orange silk tassles for each end of drawstring. heads of tassles wrapped in blue silk thread in the form of a good luck symbol. knots bind tassles together. drawstring same orange color as tassles. purse of maroon silk dam- ask with patterns of flowers. On front a lotus shape is embroidered in pink. pale turquoise leaves on the outside of the shape alternate between its petals Inside lotus shape is the double luck/joy character in dark blue. characters are edged in gold thread. along the edge of the purse, below the symbol is a key pattern in couched gold thread. also in gold is the character "Lu" mean- ing riches. embroidered cloud shapes spot the rest of the purse. pale blue piping lines the purse around the opening and around the base to give it depth. there are worn spots in several places.
||BLACK HAN CHINESE WOMANS SEMI-FORMAL SURCOAT. The main body of the coat is black silk gauze and contains pattern of large circle medallions with two rearing dragons. There are two strips of black silk satin ribbon form a collar and a wide silk satin yoke lies around collar over the shoulders, continuing on either side, down the middle front of the garment. It continues in a border around the base. There are two black satin button knots at the collar and midway down the coat is another Chinese button knot and black gauze sash ending in silk satin diamond shapes. There are slits on each sid of the coat at the bottom and stitching in red thread closes the slit at the top. There is a satin bourder cut into a decorative cloud shape around the slits. Wide cream silk cuff on end of sleeves has a woven pattern and is embroidered in many bright colors, using satin stitch. The patterns include bright green and yellow grass hoppers and birds clinging to a vine of flowers, which may be plum blossoms, mostly in a variation of blue and purple. The border around the images creates a band around the sleeves in little turqoise leaf shaped flowers. The border is couched gold thread on either side of a pattern of alternating blue iris blossoms and Chinese knots of infinity. Coat is in poor condition, with holes on top of each shoulder, border on sleeves frayed at folded edges, cuff on right sleeve is pulling away from rest of sleeve, and a pink stain on the right cuff.
||3 LEGGED BRASS INCENCE VESSEL WITH CAST AND INCISED DESIGNS censer has a handle on each side standing straight up from lip of vessel. handles rectangular in shape. vessel is circular with a raised lip above a short neck moving down to a bulging vase. this squat little vessle sits on three legs. legs are triangular with little round feet. inside of legs are cut so they are smooth and flat. rounded base of vessle has engraved leaf/ grass marks. on bottom of vase is a cast stamp of Chinese characters below which there is printed in English "Made in China".
||BAMBOO AND PAPER PARASOL WITH LANDSCAPE DESIGN ON SHADE. metal strip at middle of bamboo handle can be pressed down to slide frame and shade up and down. round base of frame through which handle slides, has many grooves near top. thin strips of bamboo fit into these grooves and radiate out and connect with the frame of the shade and are intertwined with orange cotton thread. the shade is mounted on strips of bamboo which radiate from the top of the bamboo handle. These strips intersect with those from the frames base. a string of blue cotton is threaded through holes near the tip of both sets of strips and so works as a hinge. shade is treated dark blue paper. shade has been painted with dye applied with a brush. three landscapes on background. first, large brown gateway with shadows done in black. large amorphous mass of yellow indicates either ground or cloud behind gate. second, is not painted landscape, but is cut into paper and cream tissue-like paper applied behind cuts. scene is of small village, a pagoda, and trees. third, is mixture of painting and cutting. grey/brown hill painted with green trees with red/brown trunks and bushes on top. pagoda is cut into paper above hill. where strips of bamboo lie under shade, a red/brown laquer is painted on top of the paper. tip of umbrella covered in brown oil cloth which is secured at top and bottom by string. laquered red/brown at top where cloth does not cover.
Band not considered original. attatched to handle umbrella's name "Jyanome Gasa", who brought home
||Watercolor Painting on paper, bordered in silk, and mounted on paper.
Border is cream colored silk with a woven pattern in the same color showing birds and wavy lines. This frames a long banner of paper showing the painting. A brown branch falls diagonally across the top of the banner from the top left to the middle right. A green vine entwines it and is met by another vine falling from the right. The vines and branch are leafy and flowering. The leaves are a mixture of brown and green or blue. The flowers hang from the vines and are orange and red with some white and yellow. Two vines dangle gracefully down the right side of the banner almost to the bottom. Two little wasps with brown bodies and grey wings hover around the flowers.
||Brass Gong on Stand with Wooden Mallet.
A. broken circle in "C" shape attatched to a base by a "V" shaped stand. above the "V" two hooks curve upward to hold the mallet(object C). at the top of"C" two hooks curve inward to hold the gong(object B). front surface of mount is etched in leaf patterns, as is the "V" shaped stand and the base. base is a circle and has two step/tiers. first step has simple one line etch marks and the second has leaf shapes. flat circle top also has leaf shape. B. gong hangs from multicolored yarn which is strung through two holes in its side and looped over the hook on the mount. side of circular gong has simple etched lines and is angled to be slightly wider at back than front. sides do not actually indicate how thick the gong is since there is no back panal to make it a solid piece. front is etched with four flowers which are surrounded by leaves. C. mallet is stained wood with black painted end on handle. at one end is carved a large round ball shape which abruptly tapers into a long slim handle.
||2 Korean embroidered and painted scrolls
A: Picture of two women refining rice; one uses a pestle to pound rice in a hollowed out tree trunk, mortar and pestle have brown embroidered detailing; woman has painted face and hands but her hair and clothing are embroidered, black hair, light blue chokou' with dark blue cuffs and red bow around neck, wearing a pink tchima with large red circle patterns and a white apron. Second woman uses a winnower detailed in brown embroidery, painted hands and face, white chokou' with dark blue cuffs, red bow around collar, dark blue tchima with large round designs, little white shoes with red toe and heel. In front and below her, a pale blue container with painted white interior, probably representing rice; lying on top of this is a brown bowl with brown embroidered outline, painted brown spots indicate the ground below her feet, a row of green and pale blue embroidered plants indicate the ground behind the first woman. Picture is bordered in gold and is on a separate piece of silk which is cream colored. Pink silk brocade mounted on paper, red border, rectangular picture on cream colored silk (6.5 x 8.25") in lower middle of scroll, base of scroll wrapped around wooden dowling with white ceramic caps to weight scroll, at top a small, half wood dowling holds the scroll away from the wall, silk cord is knotted around two nails protruding from scroll's top.
B: Picture is painted and embroidered. Two women use small scythe like instruments to cut plants which they place in their baskets, the branches and leaves of a tree cascade behind the standing woman; a mountain in the distance is embroidered in silver thread; below them is green painted ground with detailing dark and light green embroidery; the faces, including hair, of both women are painted as are their hands; the standing woman wears a bluish white chokori with dark blue cuffs and dark fuschia bow, her tchima is dark blue with large circle pattern and has a white apron, she holds a brown basket with embroidered detailing. Kneeling woman wears bright yellow chokori with dark blue cuffs and red bow, her tchima is dark pink with red circle patterns, she rests her hand on a brown basket with embroidered detailing while using her other to cut plants with her small scythe. Picture is bordered in gold and is on a separate piece of silk which is cream colored. Aqua silk brocade scroll mounted on paper, cream paper border. Rectangular picture (6 x 7.25") situated in lower middle of scroll, base of sscrolls wrapped around wood dowling with white ceramic caps to weight scrolls, top is wrapped around half wood dowling to hold scroll away from wall, silk string knotted around two nails protruding from top of scroll.
||HALF SHELL OF DRIED LACQUERED AND PAINTED GOURD WITH TASSLES half gourd shell with clear lacquer and painted figures on front. figure on left is a mother with child. in her hand is a red star on a stick which she is offering to an old grey haired woman with a cane. Mother and child have black hair. all figures have cream colored faces and hands. mother wears a yellow vest or CHOKORI with orange collar and cuffs. wears orange skirt or TCHIMA. child is carried in green and blue CHUH NAY POH TAY KI. child dressed in orange. older woman on right wearing light orange CHOKORI and cream colored TCHIMA. her shoes are green. a red string is threaded though two holes on either side of the gourd's top and behind the front and back into two holes in the base. on each end of this string is a fuscia tassle bound at the top in pale yellow.
||KOREAN CLOTH DOLL A: doll on stand wearing traditional Korean dress(Hanbok). hair pulled back into a braid and looped around gold cloth wrapped pin (Pina) and tied with red cloth strip. black silk hair with applied white string part. pearl bead earrings held in place by pins. molded face covered by cream silk. same material covers hands. face painted with grey brows, black eyes and pink mouth. body stuffed and attatched to blue wooden base. satin silk jacket (chokori) is yellow around chest. stiff red and white collar meets with red sash/bow which overlaps left over right. sleeves are striped. first bluish/ purple, than fuschia, green, yellow, white, bluish/purple agian, and fuschia around wrists. has a spattering of embroidered flowers. skirt(tchima)is pur- ple silk satin with gold embroidered flowers. the open back of the skirt on the right has been pulled across to the left and pinned in the front. pink interior is a stiff silk gauze. draped around neck of doll by red stiff silk gauze is a small, waisted drum, similar to the Japanese tsuzumi. interior hour glass shape is red and made of wood. this is sandwiched by two white circles of hide-like material. B: four little metal charms with cloisonne decoration. all are tied together by knotted faded green silk cord with tassles.
||KOREAN CLOTH DOLL Doll on stand wearing traditional Korean dress(Hanbok). stiff black hair pulled to the sides into two braids which are looped up and tied with stiff, red silk gauze bows with gold polka-dots. hair cut into bangs in front. molded face covered by cream silk, same material covers little curved hands and legs. face has painted features. body stuffed and attached to black lacquered wooden base. silk damask jacket (chokori) is cream in color. stiff red and white collar meets with red sash. sash is red silk satin with print of gold flowers. panel of striped silk satin placed in the middle front of chokori. Sleeves are striped in different colors overlaid by a pattern of orange flowers. the purple stripe near the hands is printed with a band of gold flowers. silk red skirt with woven in flower pattern and Chinese double luck character. Around base of skirt is same gold flower print as on hair bow sash, and sleeves. legs are positioned so that only one touches the base and the other is bent up as if she is skipping. feet covered by orange silk shoes little silk panel decorates top of shoe. orange tie wraps around ankle and attaches to shoe. dolls hands hold braided green silk jump rope twisted around wire. It arches up above her head. yellow silk underskirt with woven diamond pattern. wire strung through base of underskirt.
||KOREAN WOODEN FIGURES A:simply carved wooden man on wooden base. top of head painted black for hair; black painted eyes, brows. red mouth, grey beard with black marks detailed into it. background of face painted flesh color as are hands. black jacket with green sash which is now faded. yellow painted wooden frame for the orange painted cardboard holder. pants(cham pengi) are painted pale purple. red sash painted on pants as is a small red tie-string bag with yellow tie- strings. shoes(komushin)are white on top and yellow around the base. stand orange on top and green around edges. B:simply carved painted wooden woman with babe on back and wooden base. Painted black hair, eyes and red mouth. face white as are hands. yellow jacket (chokori) with red 'V' neck collar with yello dots. dark red/brown bow/sash with yellow dots. orange skirt cut at bottom to show shoes(komushin) which are white and yellow. she carries baby on back with blue apron(chuh nay poh tay ki). tied in green with white border along top. baby's head has painted black hair and eyes and flesh colored face. below baby's head is a painted red patch with green to either side. woman stands on wooden base painted green on top and pale purple around the edges.
||ROW OF 8 SIMPLY CARVED PAINTED WOODEN FIGURES ON WOODEN BASE 6 figures of a family are sandwiched by 2 guardian figures (CHANGSUNG). CHANG SUNG have gaping pink mouths with white teeth, red tongues, red faces, and huge white eyes with black pupils. figure on lift has a black hat, blue nose and blue collar cut in triangular shapes. right figure has gold hat, pink nose and a scalloped shaped striped collar. both have red bases with Chinese writing in gold. between two guardians are figures of family. left to right: schoolboy, schoolgirl, groom, bride, father, and mother. all have black hair and identically painted cream colored faces except father has a Grey beard. schoolboy wears a black hat(POKKON)with gold dots, bridegroom has black hat (SAMO)with black "wings", and bride wears a hat(JJOKTURI) with red, green and yellow dots. school boy and girl have striped sleeves traditional for children. Boy wears light blue sleeveless coat(TOPAK) over pink TURMAKI. girl wears a yellow CHOKORI and red skirt(TCHIMA). blue bow tied over her chest. groom wears blue robe(YEPOK)with yellow panel(HYUNGPE) on his chest decorated with a flower pattern. bride has the same panel on her ceremonial dress (WONSAM) which is green and she wears a red TCHIMA. the pin through her hair is a YONGJAM. father wears a blue vest(JOKKI)with white chokori and mother wears a yellow CHOKORI and red TCHIMA. all stand on wooden base.
||RED SILK SATIN EMBROIDERED DRAW STRING PURSE has two silk pull-tassles on each side, two blue and two fuscia. tassles bound at top in white silk. each have a red and green stripe, one below and the other above a capital "I" symbol with an intersecting horizontal line in its middle which is the same color as the tassle. tassle attatched to green and fuschia silk string which is the drawstring for the top of the purse. a Chinese knot of the fuschia and green sting bind the blue and fuchia tassles together on either side. the pinched top of the red silk satin bag is sewn shut with white tread. Damask silk has a flower pattern woven in it. back of purse has character "Fu" meaning prosperity embroiderd in a thick dark blue silk thread. on the front is another Chinese "Shou" character meaning long life also in a thick silk, dark-blue thread. around this character are embroidered flowers, leaves, and butterflies. there are two purple flowers, one on either side of a yellow and pink flower. the two butterlies are light turquois blue.
||RECTANGLE CROSS STITCHED CLOTH Made of bast fiber. front middle section is an image of three girls playing the see-saw game. all three girls have black hair and featureless faces stitched in flesh color. girl on left has hair hanging down back and girl on right has long braid swinging away from head. girl on left has red collar, pink sleeves and vest, blue skirt and yellow apron. girl in middle has yellow and red stripes across shoulders and upside down triangle on chest. skirt is purple. girl on right has yellow sleeves, red skirt, and black shoes. see- saw is brown w/ black bottom edge. below is yellow sack w/ some brown stitch- es. sack is traditionally filled w/ rice straw. under the sack are green stitches representing the ground. on back are three Chinese characters, one in red, the other two in blue. the central character in red is the double joy symbol. around the base of the cloth is a key design border of brown and light brown. the see-saw game is thought to have originated when young ladies were not allowed away from home and it gave them a glimpse of the outside world over the top of the yards wall.
||RECTANGLE CROSS STITCHED BAST FIBER CLOTH light blue edging stitch around outside border. 1.5" in from outside border is another light blue border which is cross stitched. there are two identical cross-stitched images of girls playing the see-saw game. when cloth is folded in half, one image is in front, the other in back. entire image outlined in black. Each change in color is compartmentalized by an outline of black. the figure of a girl on left is suspended above the see-saw. she has a red collar around neck and wrists, green vest, and red skirt. there is an alternating black stitch creating a diamond-like pattern along the back of her skirt. the figure on left also has black hair and pink face. she has a yellow vest and blue skirt. both figures have black shoes. see-saw is brown and bundle below it, being used as the lever on which it rocks, is light turquois blue, yellow, and brown. there is a small yellow/brown stain above and to left of figure on left. on reverse side above identical image are several smaller stains of the same kind
||MINIATURE HAT AND WOVEN PAIR OF SHOES WITH TASSLES hat has stiff brim covered in cream colored silk. stitched in red thread around edge of brim and around the flat top of the hat. flowers are embroid- ered around brim, one red, one yellow, and one blue flower all w/ green leaves hole in base of hat where a short yellow loop of string comes out and is knotted into a pale green tassle with a thread of silver running through it. little shoes, possibly cotton are stiff and starched. they are woven in red and white. they are tied together at the heel by a pinkish cream tassle threaded with silver foil. a yellow/gold cord ties the green tassle to the pink.
||FOLDING FAN. SILK ON WOOD FRAME strips of wood composing fan are wide at base and become narrow where they support the silk laid over them. silk is pleated between each strip of wood. water scene painted on silk. five pairs of red and blue figures sit in canoes on the water (applied with blue wash). one flat boat with canopy has three figures. three islands, two have identical red temple complexes and green trees, third has only trees. sea birds fly overhead. on right hand edge is a column of Chinese characters. a trim of metalic leaf runs along the top edge of the silk. hollow metal core punches through all wooden strips near bottom and connects them. this creates a hinge by which the fan can open and close. a cream colored string is threaded through this metal core.
||Two piece red silk sequin design blouse and skirt
A: Red silk blouse; W: 37", H: 22" with sequin design on the front and flowers on the cuffs and collar.
B: Skirt L: 40" Sequined phoenix on the front.
Printed on the silk is the image of a Japanese woman in blue kimono. Wire frame and black lacquered handle. Silk is torn in various places.
||Embroidery panel of rust brown silk with handstitched design with peonies and bat. The silk background was probably a deep rust orange color before fading. The hand embroidered design is primarily in satin stitch with white and blue threads. In each of the lower corners is a flower with center stitched in the forbidden knot technique. The forbidden knot is also used at the top center below the top bat. The design is bordered with a machine woven black ribbon. The panel is bordered with a machine woven blue ribbon with machine embroidered bat and flower designs. There is a cigarette burn on the right center. The entire panel is backed with a single piece of tan fabric. Printed on it in purple ink is: "Made in China"
||Embroidered silk panel.
Vertical recatangular panel with hand embroidered motif with peonies and butterflies. Blue thread on red silk. The panel is similar to 1994.025.003 but different design.
Two butterflies flank a centeral peony statched with various shades of blue thread in forbidden knot technique and outlined withcouched white thread.
The butterflies are satin stitched withwhite black and blue thread. At one end of the panel is a satin stitched peony and leaves in various shades of blue. The panel is backed with a single piece of burlap fabric. Stamped in purple ink on the back is: "Made in China"
||Embroidered silk panel with a red with ribbon border (A) and ribbon which has become detached from fabric (B).
Panel has a butterfly and peony design. Similiar to 1994.025.002
||Model of male human body made of plastic, hollow, detachable legs, arms and stand. Painted with meridians and points of acupuncture in different colors (some have faded).
A: Torso and head made of soft cream colored plastic. On both sides of torso running down the sides to the ankles and on stomach are short, red horizontal dashes. All points on left side of body are numbered. Blue paint suggests eyes were once colored.
B: Right arm, slightly lifted
C: Left arm, straight down, palm turned forward, red dashes down back of left arm.
D: Right leg
E: Left leg
F: Base made of wood stained red and varnished. Between feet of model stand has a logo with a silhouette of a flexing man intersected diagonally by an accupuncture needle. It reads "Good Health Brand" beneath which are 3 Chinese characters. Six larger characters are beneath those. On the front of the stand is a long narrow silver metal plaque nailed at both ends, 9 Chinese characters.
G: Metal pole holding body upright
H: Lid of cardboard box which is blue and white with model drawn on cover, logo and some Chinese characters on the stand. On one side "Model of a Human Body" and at the end of the box it gives the article.
I: Bottom of white cardboard box
J: Booklet, 7.25" x 5", 35 pages with white cover, gold, black and green printing. First inside page has photograph of model. Page 2 has terminology and the numbered acupuncture points from the left side of figure. These numbers reach 360 and end on page 26. On the facing page are photographs of hand and ear models and identifying numbers for these.
||Set of 7 models made of painted clay in wood and glass shadow box frames:
A: Two half head models in case. On left is the front model of a male head showing exposed throat with 5 blue dot acupuncture points and Chinese characters. On right is the front model of a male face with right half exposed as the skull; acupuncture points are marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. Above the models are horizontally written Chinese characters and in the lower right hand corner is the number 1. The shadow box frame is a wood box painted yellow inside, stained reddish brown on the sides, a plain wood back with a metal hanger and screw eyes; plexiglass in front.
B: Two half side head models in case. On left is the side view of a male head facing to the right, with acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. On right is the side view of a male head facing to the left, with acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. Above the models are horizontally written Chinese characters and in the lower right hand corner is the number 2. The shadow box frame is a wood box painted yellow inside, stained reddish brown on the sides, a plain wood back with a metal hanger and screw eyes; plexiglass in front.
C: Two upper back and head models in case. On left is the back view with left half exposing the skeleton, with acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. On right side is the back view with right arm bent and raised showing acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. This model has become unstuck from the case and is now wrapped in acid-free tissue. Above the models are horizontally written Chinese characters and in the lower right hand corner is the number 3. The shadow box frame is a wood box painted yellow inside, stained reddish brown on the sides, a plain wood back with a metal hanger and screw eyes; plexiglass in front; Chinese characters on a label glued to lower inside of vitrine. It is in fair condition and the right side of the frame can be pulled off and the plexi slid out.
D: Three torso models in case. On left is the hip view with left half exposing the skeleton, with acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters; a molded clenched hand lays on the right side buttocks. In the middle is the front view of the female torso with hand on right breast, acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. On right side is the male chest view with right side exposing the skeleton and showing acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. These models have become unstuck from the case and are now wrapped in acid-free tissue. Above the models are horizontally written Chinese characters, a Chinese printed label in the middle and in the lower right hand corner is the number 4. The shadow box frame is a wood box painted yellow inside, stained reddish brown on the sides, a plain wood back with a metal hanger and screw eyes; plexiglass in front; Chinese characters on a label glued to lower inside of vitrine. It is in fair condition and the right side of the frame can be pulled off and the plexi slid out. Cord on back.
E: Four arm and hand models in case. From left to right: right arm with skeleton exposed just above elbow; back of left hand; left hand with palm up being held by a left hand (lower part of hand has broken off); right inner arm with fist clenched and two fingers of a hand on pulse; showing acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. Above the models are horizontally written Chinese characters, a Chinese printed label in the middle and in the lower right hand corner is the number 5. The shadow box frame is a wood box painted yellow inside, stained reddish brown on the sides, a plain wood back with a metal hanger and screw eyes; plexiglass in front; Chinese characters on a label glued to lower inside of vitrine.
F: Three models of legs in case. Left to right: model of front of male legs, left leg exposed showing musclature; outside of right leg with skeleton exposed and hand touching ankle; outside of left leg with skeleton exposed and hand touching ankle; all showing acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. Above the models are horizontally written Chinese characters, a Chinese printed label in the middle and in the lower right hand corner is the number 6. The shadow box frame is a wood box painted yellow inside, stained reddish brown on the sides, a plain wood back with a metal hanger and screw eyes; plexiglass in front; Chinese characters on a label glued to lower inside of vitrine. The left model has become unglued and the right side of frame is broken.
G: Four models of legs and feet in case. Left to right: model of back right leg; front of right leg with skeleton exposed and hand touching shin; top of right foot; side of left leg with arm extended down; all showing acupuncture points marked with blue dots and Chinese characters. Above the models are horizontally written Chinese characters, a Chinese printed label in the lower center and in the lower right hand corner is the number 7. The shadow box frame is a wood box painted yellow inside, stained reddish brown on the sides, a plain wood back with a metal hanger and screw eyes; plexiglass in front; Chinese characters on a label glued to lower inside of vitrine.
||Black vinyl box containing acupuncture instruments.
A: "Three edged Needle, 2 1/2", resembles a spear with a thin metal handle that forms the sides and 3 edges which become a point at the end.
B & E: Scalpel "Gwasha" Tools, 2 3/4", have metal handles that flatten into a triangular shape with a sharp edge on one side; used for scraping the skin
C & D: Needles, 2 7/8", with silver wire coiled around handles; used for bloodletting
F: Needle similar to "A" except the head and handle are shorter
G: Pair of Tweezers, 4 7/8", magnetised with grooves on outside, rounded but very narrow point with serated teeth on inside. Stamped on outside middle "085E771 (or O)". Orange plastic ring holds prongs together for storage.
Needles used for the ear:
H-Y: Needles (18), 1/8" diam., circular with end coming down from the middle into a needle point; located in left compartment of blue lined plastic container inserted in upper center of white molded plastic holder
Z-AD: Needles (5), 1", circle with triangle at head with end coming down the middle into a needle point; located in middle compartment of blue container
AE-AI: Needles (5), 3/4", description same as Z-AD
AJ-AS: Needles (10), 1", straight with wrapped wire in plastic bag; located in middle compartment of blue container
AT-BM: Needles (20), 1/2", straight; located in right compartment of blue container
BN-CG: Needles (20), 3/8" long, circular with straight needle pointing to the side; located in right compartment of blue container
CH: Box, aluminum, hinged lid, rounded corners, inside there is another hinged lid with a tab fitting into oval compartment, SMIC engraved on lid with two Chinese characters inside a diamond shape
CI: Hammer shaped instrument with needles in head and tortoiseshell handle, 7 1/2"; bleeding tool
CJ: Hammer shaped instrument same as CI, 6"
CK-DD: Needles (20) straight, 2 1/4", in paper liner and envelope
DE-DX: Needles (20) straight, 3 1/8", in plastic liner and paper envelope
DY-ER: Needles (20), 1 1/4", straight wrapped silver wire handles; located in wide blue container
ES-FH: Needles (16), 3 3/8", same as DY-ER
FI-GD: Needles (22), 4 3/8", same as DY-ER
GE-GV: Needles (18), 3 3/4", same as DY-ER
GW-HF: Needles (10), 6", same as DY-ER
HG-HJ: Needles (4), 2 3/4", same as DY-ER
HK-HT: Needles (10), 7", same as DY-ER
HU-HX: Needles (4), 2", same as DY-ER
HY-IG: Needles (9), 8", same as DY-ER
IH-IL: Needles (5), 3 2/3", straight with handle wrapped with steel wire; located in wide blue container with plastic lid
IM-IP: Needles (4), 6 1/8", same as IH-IL
IQ-IT: Needles (4), 7", same as IH-IL
IU-IV: Needles (4), 8 1/8", same as IH-IL
IW-IX: Needles (4), 10 1/8", same as IH-IL
IY: Black vinyl lidded box, W: 12 5/8" x L: 8 1/2" x H: 1 1/4", metal trim on front lipwith magnetic closing, white molded plastic insert for instruments, two blue lined containers with clear plastic lids; Chinese characters, the face of a man in a circle and "Hwa To Brand, Acupuncture Instrument Set, Shanghai China" stamped in gold lettering on box lid.
||Acupuncture and Moxibustion Set of Instruments in light blue plastic box with clear lid. Made in China.
A: Needle, 1 1/3", coiled silver wire handle, tied to groove at right front of black molded plastic tray inset in box.
B-L: Needles same as A; B: 2", C: 2 3/4"; D: 3 1/3", E: 3 7/8", F: 4 1/3", G: 5 1/2", H: 6", I: 6 1/2", J: 7", K: 7 1/2", L: 8"
A-L:[hao zhen], filiform needles.
A filiform needle is a most commonly used acupuncture needle, with lehgth ranging from 0.5 to 5.0 inches, clibre ranging from gauge 26 to gauge 32.
A filiform needle is constructed by four parts: the handle, the root (the conjunction between the handle and the body of the needle), the body, and the tip or point.
The different length of filifrom needles is used for different thickness fo muscles. The longest needle is for hip; the medium needles are for legs; the short needles are for arms; the shortest needle is for opisthenar or chest.
This coiled silver wire handle is made for twisting and rotating quickly, and this kind of handle is used mostly.
M: Needle, 4 1/3", bundled wire handle, tied to groove at left front of black molded plastic tray.
N-R: Needles same as M; N: 3 7/8", O: 3 1/3", P: 2 7/8", Q: 2", R: 1 1/3".
M-R are also filiform needles. The only difference from A-L is their handle, which is made for easy handle.
A-R can be used only once.
S: Acupunctue needle with two faces of different needle arrangment. Plastic handle and head.
One side is called [mei hua zhen], plum-blossom needle. Five needles tied on one end of a rod.
One side is called [qi xing zhen], sever-star needle. A disc fixed with seven needles attached to the end.
It is used by knocking lightly on skin to relese pain and smooth channels and collaterals.
It can be used repeatedly after sterilization.
T-- X are called [pi nei zhen], subcutaneous needles.
A subcutaneous needle is embedded subcutaneously and is fixed on the skin by taping the handle for therapeutic purpose, including two different shapes of needle: thumb-nail-shaped and wheat-grain-shaped.
T & U: [mai li zing zhen], Wheat-grain-shaped needles (2), 5/8", tied to groove in upper right corner of black molded plastic
It maybe embedded subcutaniously at any part of the body.
V & X: [tu ding xing zhen] or [xuan zhen], thumb-nail-shaped needles (3), 1/8" diam.
It is usually embedded subcutaneously in the auricle.
Y: [san leng zhen]. Three edged needle.
It is 2 1/2" long with sharp point to make surface venous section to cause small bleeding by prompt prick for therapeutic purpose in treating such cases as fevers, impaired consciousness and sore throat.
Z: "Gwasha tool", 2 1/2", flat diagonal blade used for scraping the skin.
[xiao zhen dao]. It is used for the treatment of the sore of shoulders.
AA & AB: Straight needles (2) with wire coil handles, 2 7/8", for bloodletting.
Above needles can only be used once except the plum-blossom/seven-star needle.
They are all made of steel so they will not be easily broken.
If needles become rusty, they can not be used anymore.
These needles are kind of old, which will reduce their efficiency.
AC: Moxa. Packet of beige granular material, mugwort, used for moxibustion and burned on the skin; wrapped in clear cellophane
AD-AP can be used repeatedly after high-pressured steriliztion.
AD: Three edged needle for bleeding, 2 1/2", stamped "Made in England 16"
AE-AP: Straight needles (12), 2 3/4", in clear plastic bag
AQ: Light blue plastic box bottom, "No. 224"
AR: Clear plastic box cover with gold stamped (silver underneath): Chinese characters and written in English "Instruments & Supplies for Acupuncture & Moxibusion; Made in China"
AS: Black molded plastic box liner with thread tying down acupuncture instruments
||Hardcover book entitled "Chinese Acupuncture Points" by Luying Liaw C.A.
Brownish colored cover with black printing in English on front and spine. Black drawing of a figure entitled "Bronze figure" underneath. Inside front cover shows that it was manufactured in the U.S. and printed in Taiwan in April 1986, published by The Washington Acupuncture Association, 3521 111th Place SE, Everett, WA 98204. It has a forward by Louis Gasper, nine chapters, and 433 pages.
Fading on spine and part of front cover.
||Three folding posters stored in turquoise paper envelope inside a plastic envelope.
A: Poster with a nearly full length frontal illustration of a man. Left side of body shows acupuncture points and meridians on the skin and the left half of the body shows the skeleton and internal organs with acupuncture points. From the shoulders down the body is separated into parts which are measured down the side of the body. A line is drawn between the nipples which is measured off with the numbers 1-8. The acumpuncture points on the bodies right hand side are identified by Chinese characters. Above his head are 6 large bold Chinese characters printed across the top of the page. There are 6 smaller illustrations of specific parts of the body. On the right above his shoulder is a detail of an open mouth exposing teeth and gums. Three points are marked. On his lower left, below his hand is the underarm with two acupuncture points. Below this is the rectal area with 1 point. Above his right shoulder is a profile view of the mouth, teeth, and sinuses at 1 point. Below the right hand is a detail fo the eye with 19 points. The front of the throat is shown in the lower left corner with 12 points. Below this is the number 1 with a circle around it.
B: Is the second poster showing an illustration of the back of a male figure. The right side has acupuncture points and meridians on the skin and the left shows points, skeleton and internal organs. Across the base of his skull is a line with the numbers 0-9 marked at even intervals along it. Sections of the body are measured off, such as the neck, the armpit to the wrist and hip to ankle. Six Chinese characters are written along the top of the page. Seven are written below the hand on the left and five below the right. On the right above his shoulder is a view of the top of his head with 5 points. Below his right hand are two more insets, one of the back of the hand , under it is the palm. There are 13 points on the back of the hand and 8 on the inside. Over the left shoulder is an inset illustruation of the back of the left ear pulled away from the skull to show hidden, hard to reach points. There are 10 points. The inside of the ear, which is shown below the left hand is very complex with many points and meridians. The lobe is divided into 9 sections. The illustration of the back of the right ear, which is set to the right and below the inside of the ear, has 3 points. In the lower left corner is the numberal 2 with a circle around it.
C: Poster of side view of a man facing the left side of the poster. His right arm is raised with elbow bent in front of his face with palm facing inward. Left arm is swung behind him with elbow bent and hand facing inward. Legs in walking stance with left leg planted and right slightly bend and raised. Underneath the figures skin is the faint outline of his skeleton. There is a key to the left with Chinese characters corresponding lines of different lengths and colors which indicate certain meridians on the body. Different types of circles are shown in the key as well. On the right next to the head is an inset of the side of the neck around the jawbone and back of the ear. To the right below the hand is an inset of the ear and the acupuncture points right in front of it. There are 9. The inset below this of the back of the left hand and shows 2 acupuncture points. Below this is the bottom of the right foot with 6 acupuncture points. There are 6 large Chinese characters along the top of the poster. A circled 3 below his right foot.
D: Paper envelope, white on back and turquoise on front with back of human figure showing skeletal structure and acupuncture points. There is a border design in black along top and bottom of envelope. Chinese characters in whtie and black bottom right corner.
E: Clear plastic envelope in which the paper envelope and posters are kept.
||Four posters and an information sheet contained in a blue paper envelope inside a clear plastic envelope.
A: 30 x 14", Poster with Chinese characters down the upper right. It features a male figure, the right side with skin and the left showing parts of the skeleton. Acupuncture points and course of meridians are shown with Chinese characters. All posters have a printed border resembling beige brocade. At the bottom is horizontal Chinese writing with the numbers 1970 5 and 1972 7. Inset on right side of poster of open mouth showing an acupuncture point on the gums. Below another inset of the rectal area with one acupuncture point. On left side is an inset of an open mouth with four acupuncture points and below this an inset showing acupuncture points in the right armpit.
B: 30 x 14 ", Poster of back view of male figure with left foot stepping up onto a block to show the bottom of the feet. Shows half skeleton, acupuncture points and meridian courses.
C & D: 30 x 14 ", 2 Posters of left side view of male figure. C has skin and a symbol/color key in graph form. D shows the skeleton.
E: Instruction sheet in Chinese text.
F: Blue paper envelope has yellow male figure on left with points and meridians and Chinese characters on left. Color is faded.
G: Plastic envelope with flap holds posters and blue envelope.
||Set of black dominoes 2.75 x 1" with red circular depressions (dots) painted red or white, in cardboard box with lid.
A & B: 1 red dot at each end; C: 1 and 4 red dots; D & E: 4 and 4 red dots.
E: 1 red dot and 2 white dots; F & G: 1 red dot and 3 white dots; H & I: 1 red dot and 5 white dots; J & K: 1 red dot and 6 white dots; L: 4 red dots and 2 white dots; M: 4 red dots and 3 white dots; N: 4 red dots and 5 white dots; O: 4 red dots and 6 white dots
P & Q: 3 white dots and 3 red dots at each end
R & S: 2 white dots at each end; T: 2 and 3 white dots; U: 2 and 5 white dots; V: 2 and 6 white dots; W & X: 3 and 3 white dots; Y: 3 and 5 white dots; Z: 3 and 6 white dots; AA & AB: 5 and 5 white dots; AC & AD: 5 and 6 white dots
AE: bottom of white cardboard box
AF: shiny white top of cardboard box; Chinese characters written in blue ink on top
||Set of white dominoes with round depressions (dots) painted black
A & B: 2 black dots at each end; C: 2 and 3 black dots; D: 2 and 5 black dots; E: 2 and 6 black dots; F & G: 3 and 3 black dots; H: 3 and 5 black dots; I: 3 and 6 black dots; J & K: 5 and 5 black dots; L & M: 5 and 6 black dots;
N: 1 red dot and 2 black dots; O & P: 1 red dot and 3 black dots; Q & R: 1 red dot and 5 black dots; S & T: 1 red dot and 6 black dots; U: 4 red dots and 2 black dots; V: 4 red dots and 3 black dots; W: 4 red dots and 5 black dots; 4 red dots and 6 black dots;
X & Y: 3 red and 3 black dots on each end
Z & AA: 1 red dot at each end; AB: 1 and 4 red dots; AC & AD: 4 and 4 red dots
||A - D: 4 small white ivory die with painted black and red round depressions (dots); large red dot on one side, 6 small black dots on one side, 2 small black dots on one side, 3 small black dots on one side and 4 small red dots on one side.
||Pewter Ice Shaver
Trapezoid shaped box. The top is a hinged lid. The top covers the top and down the outward sloped side. It is attached by a bent rod running between 2 perforated extensions on the body and through 2 perforated extensions from the lid. Molded on the top is: ICE SHAVE BAN SHUN MFG. NO. 385" the body is open at one end and has a wide slit at the other end on the bottom. through this slit extends a metal blade. The blade is attached to the inward sloping side by a screw and adjustable fly bolt.
||Iron rod scraper
Flat piece of metal is pounded out flat into a circular shape at one end. The edges of the circle have been filed to form teeth. the other end has been tapered into a point and then bent to a 90 degree angle. There is a hole in the piece near the center.
||Basketry Hardhat The helmet is made of wicker woven with a single weaver over double spokes in plain weave. The edge of the brim and the base of the crown are twined. Three off-white cotton twill loops are slipped through the slits of black curved triangular-shaped leather tags. The 6 black leather tags are rivetted to the brim. The suspended khaki cotton twill band is sewn to the off-white tapes and off-white cord string is tied through the 3 loops. An off-white cotton twill chin strap has an aluminum buckle and "D" rings at both ends. D-rings are wrapped with rusted metal flat pieces, which are slotted into the slits of the leather tags. Inside the crown, 4 split strips of bamboo are crossed for reinforcement. The donor obtained the hardhat on a Shanghai dock.
||Yukata (casual cotton kimono) Cotton yukata decorated with resist-dye method and indigo blue background. The design consists of large white fans scattered over the background with meandering water patterns joining the fans. The fans are decorated with seasonal floral designs dyed in indigo, lavender and olive green colors. Some have maple leaves, some have bamboo stalks and leaves, some have chry- santhemums, and others have a vine-like flower. The garment is constructed in traditional kimono style with the collar extending part way down the front, the straight sleeves attached around the shoulder but left open on the inner edge, the outer edge is slightly rounded; the side seams extend to just below the sleeve with a small opening under the arm. White cotton basting thread has been left on the sleeve edges. There is some spotting on the yukata. Yukata are worn during the summer months, especially after a bath or for relaxing, young women wear yukata for the summer festival, and some people where them as nightwear.
||"Happi coat" A: Red cotton jacket has a white wave design at the hem. At the upper back is a Hyogo Prefecture logo in white with blue background. On the right front collar "Hyogo" is printed in Romanji in white and on left front collar. B: Red cotton narrow sash ties around the jacket at the waist. The jacket is worn for special occasion, such as a neighborhood shrine festival to show group identity and solidarity.
||Obi 2 piece, plum colored sash with a back bow in rep silk. The sash section has 2 white ties, one attached at the end of the belt section and the other near the center front at the bottom edge. The front is embroidered "In Commemoration of the Hyogo-Kobe Day, Expo '70 Tatsuo Miyazaki Mayor of Kobe" in English in gold colored thread. The back bow is pre-folded and the pad called "obi age" can be inserted by a u-shaped white enameled metal prong which is sewn to the bow. Two white ties are attached at both sides of the bow.
||Obi A: Sash is made of rep silk with a vermillion background and white supple- mentary weft woven design, 4 groups of horizontal lines, floral design between two groups of lines at top and the bottom spaces and the center space is woven in triangles and bars. A beige plastic ring is attached to the belt with a white tape at an angle; a white cotton belt, 26.5" long, .875" wide, is sewn at to the other end of the obi.
B: Bow is made of same fabric as sash; it is folded in 4 layers, 2.375" wide fabric is wrapped twice around the center and end is sewn in place. A beige plastic hook is inserted at the top of the tie.
||One cup made of natural wood with tenon joints forming a square box; miniature measuring cup used as a sake drinking cup for a special occasion. One side is decorated in a five petaled flower logo with "Expo '70" burnt into the wood; the opposite side is inscribed in Japanese "Hyogo-Kobe Day".
||Pin in case A: Metal fan shaped pin, white bands at top and bottom, blue at middle, an inscription in gold "Seattle-Kobe Affiliation", at bottom "20th Anniversary". In the middle are 2 gold logos, 2 half circles crossed in gold while other logo is perforated circle with man's profile inside the circle with 2 fish at the base of the profile in gold on cobalt blue background; between the logos "1977" is inscribed in gold. B: Clear plastic case with chain link design curved around the top of the lid, gold label inscribed in green lettering pasted on bottom. Inscriptions "Badge, Medal, Cup, Trophy - various memorabilia design and manufacturing; Kobe - NADA - badge; Midoriya Mark Craft Limited, Tel (078)801-3133".
||Tie Belt to hold Obi in place (Obishime) A: Rosy pink and cream silk braided belt. Kumi-himo braiding creates a flower like repeat with tasseled ends. It has never been used and the Daimau Department Store lable is wrapped around the center for storage purposes. B-C: Rectangular shaped kiri wood box with lid which fits over the sides of the bottom; unfinished wood for belt storage.
||Instruction Card White rectangular card with rounded corners with five colored pictures glued across, 3 step instructions entitled "How to Wear" glued beneath and the numbers printed in ink above.
||Detached Collar Pale pink silk damask woven oblong with woven in pattern of sets of 5 lines with clusters of 4 petaled flowers and leaf clusters (wisteria). Known as "eri" this decorative collar would be basted to an underrobe underneath the kimono and taken off to clean.
||Gift Wrapper Made of white Japanese paper. Mizuhiki tie wrapped around the middle is red and white with a noshi decorative piece pasted on the left upper part. Sumi inscription states "Gift-Hyogo-Kobe Day Memorabilia, Japan Expo held at Chiho gym. Kobe Mayor Miyazaki Tatsuo.