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1987.023.004 Hat Maroon silk brocade pillbox hat with mirrors, black satin stuffed butterfly, gilt embroidered dragons, rosettes, pompoms, and gilt wire flowers. Maroon silk brocade on top pleated toward center. Also pleated around small hole in center is a bluegreen brocade circle with embroidery. Around side of hat is a wide black satin band with narrow yellow/pink binding. Below is pink floral emb. ribbon on black with 6 small mirrors set in brass. Bottom binding of hat is black silk satin. In center of wide band is elaborated black satin stuffed butterfly. At top center is pleated pink/purple/bluegreen/white fabric with mirror set in brass in middle, and 8 more around it. On each side of butterfly are gilt thread emb. dragons with 5 mirrors. On each side are protruding yellow/pink silk rosettes. Dangling by red thread under rosettes are gilt wires in a purple flower design. Below is a large grey bead with gilt looped thread above and below with pink/yellow/green tassel. Across back are 4 large flower-shaped metal bosses with Chinese character in center. Above wide band are 3 round and 4 hexagonal mirrors set in brass. On proper left side are pink/yellow/green double pompoms, large pink pompom, double multi-color and yellow and single green. On proper right is green/yellow/ pink single pompom, and one yellow pompom.
1987.023.005 Hat Black velvet Chinese winter hat. It has a black velvet upturned brim. The crown is black satin. There is a red satin circle of cord fringes radiating from the peak of the crown. A stiff upside-down "U" loop is at the center of the hat. From a picture in _Chinese Dress_ by Verity Welson, p.28, it appears that the loop would hold a finial in place. The inside is lined with red muslin. There is a character stamped inside. These hats were sold at the Alaska-Yukon fair in 1910. The King family has the concession rights for the Chinese exhibit.
1987.023.006 Hat Lavender silk brocade pillbox hat with Chinese letter of gilt thread, mirrors, rosettes, tassles, and pompoms. See 1987.023.007. Same except narrow band above maroon band narrow binding pink and blue at the top, and yellow at the bottom. Rosettes are yellow, green, and pink. 2 pompoms are multi-colored: pink, orange, yellow, and green. One small pompom is pink.
1987.023.007 Hat Lavender silk brocade pillbox hat with Chinese letter in gilt thread, rosettes, mirrors, pompoms, and tassels. Lavender silk brocade on top pleated in toward center. Also pleated around small hole in center is bluegreen brocade circle with lavender, black, white, and light green embroidery. Around side of hat is a wide band of maroon satin with narrow binding of yellow and pink at top and blue at bottom. On maroon band is Chinese letter of gilt thread outlined in red thread in the center. On each side are 5 small mirrors encased in brass. At each side is a rosettes of blue, pink, and green silk. Below rosettes, dangling by a red thread, is a mirror in brass, inset with design of gilt thread looped around it from which hangs a green and pink tassel of fine silk thread. Bottom band of hat is black silk satin. Above wide band are 3 round mirrors and 2 hexagonal mirrors. In center is pink pompom on wire and 2 smaller yellow pompoms on each side.
1987.023.008 Hat Black satin hat with turned up velvet brim. Red-orange cotton lining. Black satin band around lower edge with blue cotton string attached at each side. Black velvet turned up brim worn around top. Inside of velvet brim is lined with black silk satin from which comes crown of hat, also black silk satin on which is circular stitching. On top stitching is 8 wedge-shapes. Small hole in center. Lining is red-orange cotton lapped over inside to form a circle. Black satin band around lower edge with faded blue cotton covered string attached at each side and knotted in the middle.
1987.023.009 Hat Black satin circular hat with turned up velvet brim. Orange cotton lining. Red string attached across top. Narrow, folded string of blue cotton fabric attached at each side on inside. Black velvet turned up brim. Inside of brim lined with black silk satin with rows of stitching around the bottom. Crown and sides of hat also black silk satin, stitching around the sides, and forming 8 wedge-shaped pieces on the top. At two places on the back, red thread is seen at back seam. From center top is twisted and knotted blue string. Inside is lined with orange cotton. A red string is attached across top. A narrow, folded string of blue cotton fabric is attached at each side on inside with knot at center of fabric string.
1987.023.010 Hat Black cotton velvet pillbox hat with red fringe tassel on top. Red cotton lining with horsehair-like band sewn around inside edge. A navy blue cotton bias covering a string sewn on each side. Circular band of black cotton velvet topped by red fringe held in center by small circle of gold brocade with 2 red thread-wrapped wire-like semi- circles standing upright. Around the top of the black velvet band, the red fringe is held in place by a stiff wire(?) covered with red thread and held in place by stitches at intervals. The red fringe then hangs over the edge of the velvet band. The hat is lined in red cotton with horsehair-like band sewn around in side edge. A navy blue cotton bias covering a string is sewn on each side.
1987.023.011 Hat Maroon silk brocade pillbox hat with gilt thread Chinese character, rosettes, mirrors, tassels, and pompoms. Maroon silk brocade on top pleated in toward center. Also pleated around small hole in center is bluegreen brocade circle with lavender, black, white, and light green embroidery. Around side of hat is wide band of black satin with narrow binding of pink and blue at top, and pink at bottom. On black band is Chinese letter of gilt thread outlined in red thread. At each side is a rosette of yellow, green, and pink silk. Below rosettes, dangling by a red thread, is a mirror in brass inset with design of gilt thread looped around it from which hangs a green and pink tassel of fine silk thread. Bottom band of hat is black silk satin. Above wide band are 3 round and 2 hexagonal mirrors set in brass. In center is pink, green, and yellow pompom with bell. Smaller pink, yellow, and green pompom on proper left and yellow pompom on proper right. See round paper box with lid - 3 hat boxes in bad condition come with accession, only one has been kept, stored on HAT 3B.
1987.023.012 Hat Maroon silk brocade pillbox hat with gilt thread Chinese character, mirrors, rosettes, and tassels. See 1987.023.011. Same except wide band is maroon silk satin. Top narrow binding is pink and yellow. Bottom binding is blue. Center pompom is missing. Proper left pompom is yellow. Proper right pompom is green, yellow, and pink. See round paper box with lid - 3 hat boxes came with the accession. Since they were in very bad condition, only 1 has been kept, plus a piece of writing from one box. Stored on HAT 3B.
1987.023.013 Tassel Red tassels to be affixed to top of Mandarin hats. Multistrands of red silk radiating from central fabric covered wooden buttons. Heavy cord loop covered by braided silk extends from two sides of wooden button. Wooden Accession Button Tassel Loop Number Diam. Length Length Button Covering 1987.023.013 1.125" 7.5" 4.25" rough red silk fabric 1987.023.014 1.375" 8" 4.5" red and gold brocade silk fabric 1987.023.015 1.375" 8.25" 3.75" red and gold silk fabric 1987.023.016 1.0625" 8" 3.75" rough red silk fabric (tassels softer texture than 1987.023.013-015 above) 1987.023.017 1.25" 5" 8.25" red brocade silk fabric 1987.023.018 1.125" 4.875" 4" plain woven red silk fabric (shows signs of wear, probably from a finial) 1987.023.019 1.0625" 5.25" 6" red and silver fabric (tassels softer texture than 1987.023.017-018 above) 1987.023.020 1.25" 4.25" 3.75" worn red silk fabric (tassels similar to 1987.023.019 above)
1987.023.014 Tassel
1987.023.015 Tassel
1987.023.016 Tassel
1987.023.017 Tassel
1987.023.018 Tassel
1987.023.019 Tassel
1987.023.020 Tassel
1987.023.039 Finial A - MMM: 72 - gold colored metal hat finials in tissue paper in cardboard boxes. Each box is flat red with a gold pattern of swastikas. NNN: One red tassel was in the group.
1987.023.042 Painting Canvas painting of Ah King. Torso and head of Ah King dressed in dak coat, vest and tie with white shirt. Portrait is very similar to the black and white photograph of Ah King 1987.023.030. and may have been copied from it. The frame is wide and deep wood painted gold with floral carved corners.
1987.023.052 Tassel 4 - teal and orange silk tassels with plastic carved triangles between two sets. One tassel has become detached from its green Chines knot holder.
1987.024.002 Violin Donors were given this instrument by friends when they were living in McLean, Virginia in the 1960's. (A) Chinese fiddle. The resonator head is made of a section of bamboo 4.5" long and 2.125" in diameter. The bottom end is open. The top end is covered with reptile skin, bound to the resonator by gold colored silk tape about 1.125" wide. The handle is made of a dark stained bamboo 20" long. At the upper end are wrapped four bands of synthetic filament, each band about 3/8" wide. There are two holes through the handle to insert the pegs for the strings. The strings are missing. (B) A peg to hold and tighten the strings for the above fiddle. It is 6" long, 3/8" in diameter at the small end gradually widening to a bulb shape at the upper end, about 1" diameter. The bulbous upper end is fluted to form 10 segments. The narrow end is slotted to hold the strings (missing). The peg is made of a light colored wood. (C) Identical to (B) above, except that at the narrow end it is pierced by a small hole to hold the strings (missing).
1987.024.003 Bow, Violin Chinese fiddle bow made of bamboo, slightly curved to give a bow shape. A slot at the narrower end holds a knotted end of the bowstrings. 3" from the other end is a hole through the bamboo through which the other end of the bow strings is passed and knotted. Given to the donors by friends when they were living in McLean, Virginia in the 1960's.
1987.024.004 Bow, Violin Chinese fiddle bow made of bamboo, slightly curved down at one end, curved down then up at the other end. At one end the bow strings are passed through a hole in the bow and knotted. 2" from the other end, a braided length of the bow string passes through a hole and is knotted around the handle. The braided cord extends about 2" along the bow strings below the hole. Given to the donors by friends when they were living in McLean, Virginia in the 1960's.
1987.024.005 Bow, Violin Chinese fiddle bow. It is curved down at one end which ends in a bamboo node. At the other end, the bow curves down then up. At the bottom end, the bow strings are drawn through a small hole in the bow. 1" from the other end, the bow strings pass through a hole in the bow and are knotted around the bow. Given to the donors by friends when they were living in McLean, Virgina in the 1960's.
1987.025.001 Sash One Mien bridal sash of white cotton with needlework embroidery. The narrower embroidered ends are edged with green-couched-in-silver thread. The multi-colored embroidery is arranged in 6 rows of horizontal/vertical stitch, which follows the warp and weft of the cloth with a lacy effect. There are rows of flower and leaf motifs, the last two rows being enclosed within striped borders. The thread used is either pearl cotton crochet thread, emboidery floss, or weaving thread with a sheen. Motifs drawn from the 5 standart Mien patterns. There are also two lozenge-shaped motifs in the center. As far as can be ascertained, there is no mythical or religious significance to the patterns. This sash forms part of the costume of a Mien woman - viz loose fitting pants, ankle length tunic, sash, and turban. The bridal shawl is made by the bride, one for herself and one hand-made.
1987.026.001 Cap One Mien girl's cap of embroidered black cotton. A close-fitting cap of black cloth covered with fine embroidery in the "weaving stitch" (all vertical lines). A large woolen pom-pom encircles the top like a crown, and a ball- shaped one covers each ear. Hand-made. The Thai ethnic group which calls itself "Mien" probably originated in China about 2000 years ago; they use Chinese characters in their writing. The women are skilled embroiderers, producing ornate caps for their children and sumptuously patterned pants for themselves. Surprisingly, they work from the back of the cloth and cannot "see" the pattern until it is turned over. Girls are taught to embroider from the age of 5 or 6. They start with the original (standard) five patterns, and gradually add their to their repertoire as they gain in skill. A mother may make pants and tunic for her daughter when the child is 4 or 5. Girls wear caps until they are 9 or 10, although on festive occasions, even small girls may wear turbans. The costume of a woman consists of loose-fitting pants, ankle-length tunic, sash, and turban.
1987.027.001 Game 70 pink and 1 green game cards. On one side are 4 games: 1) Play 9 Spots for 35 cents 2) Way Ticket 3) 12 Spots High-Low Ticket 4) Chinese Lottery Winning Prizes The reverse side has: 1) 8 Spots 25.25 2) 8 Spots 12.80 3) 11 Spots 55 cents 4) High-Low -- There is a black 5-pointed star under the high-low game.
1987.027.002 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "2 LIBERTY CO.". The words "SUNSET CO." are only half visible. The rubber stamp says: 2 LIBERTY CO. SUN SET CO. P.M. BOSTON CO. The letters are backwards on the stamp. The stamp was used in connection with gambling operations.
1987.027.003 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "2 LIBERTY CO.". The following words are on the rubber stamp: 2 LIBERTY CO. PM $12,000 LIMITED The letters are backwards on the stamp. This was used in connection with a gambling operation.
1987.027.004 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "8 LIBERTY CO.". The rubber stamp says: 8 LIBERTY CO. P.M. $12,000 LIMITED The letters are backwards on the stamp. This was used in connection with a gambling operation.
1987.027.005 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "10 NEW WORLD CO.". The top of the letters "AMERICA CO." are also visible. The rubber stamp says: 10 NEW WORLD CO. AMERICAN CO. P.M. CHICAGO CO. The words are backwards on the stamp. This was used in connection with gambling operations.
1987.027.006 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "8 LIBERTY CO.". The words "SUN SET CO." are only half visible. The rubber stamp says: 8 LIBERTY CO. SUN SET CO. P.M. BOSTON CO. The letters are backwards on the stamp. This was used in connection with gambling operations.
1987.027.007 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "10 NEW WORLD CO.". The rubber stamp says: 10 NEW WORLD CO. P.M. $12,000 LIMITED The words are backwards on the stamp. This was used in connection with gambling operations.
1987.027.008 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "4 NEW WORLD CO.". The rubber stamp says: 4 NEW WORLD CO. P.M. $12,000 LIMITED The words are backwards on the rubber stamp. This was used in connection with gambling operations.
1987.027.009 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The top of the handle is labeled "4 NEW WORLD CO.". The top of the words "AMERICAN CO." are visible. The rubber stamp says: 4 NEW WORLD CO. AMERICAN CO. P.M. CHICAGO CO. The words on the stamp are backwards. This was used in connection with gambling operations.
1987.027.010 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The initials "D.T." are on the top of the handle. The rubber stamp says: SHANGHAI D AMERICAN t CHICAGO The letters and words are backwards. Another word has been scratched off the stamp. There is a green and white sticker that says "Seattle Rubber Stamp Co." on the handle.
1987.027.011 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The initials "N.T." are on the top of the handle. The rubber stamp says: SHANGHAI N AMERICAN T CHICAGO The letters and words are backwards. Another word has been scratched off the stamp. There is a green and white sticker that says "Seattle Rubber Stamp Co.". This was used in gambling operations.
1987.027.012 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The initials "N.T." are on the top of the handle. The rubber stamp says: UNION N SUNSET T BOSTON The words and letters are backwards. There is a green and white sticker that says "Seattle Rubber Stamp Co.". This was used in gambling operations.
1987.027.013 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. The initials "D.T." are on the top of the handle. The rubber stamp says: UNION D SUNSET T BOSTON The words and letters are backwards. There is a green and white sticker that says "Seattle Rubber Stamp Co.". This was used in gambling operations.
1987.027.014 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There are two Chinese characters on the top of the handle. The same two characters are on the stamp.
1987.027.015 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There are two Chinese characters on the top of the handle. The characters are faded. The same two characters are on the stamp, and are hard and crystallized.
1987.027.016 Stamp A small rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There is one Chinese character on top of the handle. The same Chinese character is on the rubber stamp.
1987.027.017 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There is one Chinese character on top of the handle. The same Chinese character is on the rubber stamp.
1987.027.018 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There is one Chinese character on the top of the handle. The same Chinese character is on the rubber stamp.
1987.027.019 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. On the top of the handle are two Chinese characters. The same two characters are on the rubber stamp.
1987.027.020 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There are three Chinese characters on the top of the handle. The same three characters are on the rubber stamp.
1987.027.021 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There are three Chinese characters on top of the handle. The same three characters are on the rubber stamp. The stamp is hard and crystallized.
1987.027.022 Stamp A rubber imprint stamp with a wooden handle. There are two Chinese characters on the top of the handle. The same two characters are on the rubber stamp. One of the characters is smoothed over.
1987.027.023 Lotto This chuck-a-luck gambling set consists of a circular wire cage mounted on a 1" piece of wood, 15" x 24" painted red, and numbered ping pong balls. The wire cage can be rotated around, and has a removable cap on one side and a release valve on the other. There are 237 numbered ping pong balls altogether. They have the number printed twice on each ball. Most of the balls have one number in green and one number in black. There are 3 of each number from 1-80 except 3, 14, and 31 which only have 2. There are 5 pieces of heavy twine strung across the diameter of the cage in one direction and 9 pieces of heavy twine strung in the other direction, 3 to one side, 3 in the middle, and 3 on the other side. Two metal brackets 14" high suspend the wire cage so that it can rotate freely. The removable cap is circular with groove marks around its perimeter. The release valve is a curved piece of metal which pushes the spring to allow the ping pong balls to drop out.
1987.027.024 Bowl A-C) Orange glazed porcelain bowls, perhaps used for soup. The side of each bowl is decorated with the eight Buddhist symbols in green, gree-yellow, and lavender. The bottom of each bowl is decorated with a red chop mark. Height: 2.5", Width: 4" D-I) Orange glazed porcelain teacups. Green and yellow floral motif decorates the sides. Some chipping of the decorative glaze on all the pieces.
1987.027.025 Dish A,B) Small, shallow miniature bowls for sauces and condiments. Porcelain with decoration on bowl interior of robed woman sittin on a rock. Height: 1", Width: 2.75" C,D) Small, shallow porcelain bowls with floral motif in lavender, blue, and orange. Bowls probably used for sauces. Height: 1.25", Width: 3.25"
1987.027.026 Dominoes A set of 32 rectangular domioes made of plastic. One side is cream colored and incised with black and/or red spots. The other side is green and has the letters FSIC engraved in white. Each tile is 7/8" x 2 5/8" x 3/8". 32 dominoes in a Chinese set, but only 28 in a European set. A,B 2 red Q,R 6 black C 1 red 1 black S 3 black 4 red D,E 1 red 3 black T 8 black F 5 red U 9 black G,H 1 red 5 black V,W 8 red I,J 1 red 6 black X 4 red 5 black K,L 4 black Y,Z 4 red 6 black M 5 black AA,AB 10 black N 2 black 4 red AC,AD 11 black O 7 black AE,AF 6 red 6 black P 8 black
1987.027.027 Dominoes A set of 32 rectangular dominoes 7/8" x 2 5/8". They are cream colored plastic with a gold glitter insert covered again by clear plastic. The initials "F.S.C." are engraved in red on the gold glitter side. On the cream colored side are red and/or black incised spots of varying amounts. The "one" and "four" marks and alternate "threes" are painted red. 32 dominoes in a Chinese set, but only 28 in a European set. A,B 2 red P 8 black AE,AF 11 black C 1 red 2 black Q 9 black D,E 1 red 3 black R,S 6 red 6 black F 5 red T,U 6 black G,H 1 red 5 black V 3 black 4 red I,J 1 red 6 black W 8 black K,L 4 black X,Y 8 red M 5 black Z 4 red 5 black N 2 black 4 red AA,AB 4 red 6 black O 7 black AC,AD 10 black
1987.027.028 Dominoes 32 white rectangular dominoes with black and/or red incised spots. Each domino is 2 5/8" x 7/8". On the reverse side of every domino are the initials "F.C." in black. The dominoes are made of plastic. A,B 2 red Q,R 6 red 6 black C 1 red 2 black S,T 6 black D,E 1 red 3 black U 3 black 4 red F 5 red V 8 black G,H 1 red 5 black W 9 black I,J 1 red 6 black X,Y 8 red K,L 4 black Z 4 red 5 black M 5 black AA,AB 4 red 6 black N 2 black 4 red AC,AD 10 black O 7 black AE,AF 11 black P 8 black
1987.027.029 Game A set of gambling papers consisiting of 16 pieces of yellowed newsprint with a poem inscribed on each. The poemis inscribed in green ink and written in Chinese. It has a box around it and a black strip through the middle. There is a "G" imprinted in the strip.
1987.027.030 Hook An iron paper hook. The base has a keyhole at the top to hang the hook. The base is in the shape of a lute. There are floral designs on the bottom and up the sides of the "lute". In the center is a column with 5 lines running vertically. There is a painted 6" hook protruding upward. The back is smooth and the numbers 5416 are imprinted on the back.
1987.027.031 Stamp A Justrite date stamp. The stamp has a metal base and a shellaced wood handle with the words "Justrite 204 pat. ap. for". The base has 4 wheels for changing the date which no longer move. The stamp is triangular shaped with the date Aug. 15 1945. Above the date are 2 Chinese symbols and the words "TICKET PAID BY ORIGINAL".
1987.027.032 Stamp The stamp set is in a gold colored metal box (A) that is painted yellow and red. On the lid is a picture of an hour glass and the words "Superior Redtop Dates". Inside is a small metal tweezer (B) 2.75" long. At the top of the tweezer is a small hole. The words "PAT APLD FOR" are at the top of the tweezers. There is a wooden holder with 6 slots to hold the stamps (AZ). There are 30 number stamps (C-AF): 1-31, w/o 3,7,12 and duplicates of 21,30. There is also one stamp abbreviation for each month except May (AG-AQ). There is a stamp for AM (AR), PM (AS), and a stamp for the years 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943 (AT-AY). Each stamp is 1/4" x 1/8".
1987.027.033 Dominoes
1987.028.001 Box Black circular lacquer box with lid and 5 internal lacquer compartments that lift out. The lid and internal trays are decorated with arboreal motifs in gold. On the outside is a spray of cherry blossoms painted in gold on black lacquer. Center inside tray has a cherry blossom spray of gold paint on black lacquer. The four surrounding trays have chrysanthemum, iris, maple, and cherry blossom motifs of gold paint on black lacquer. The top rims all have gold paint. The box and its trays would be used for small Japanese refreshments such as: wagashi (small decorated cakes of bean paste and mochi) yokan various sweets Damage: The rim of the lid is separating from dying out. There is an indentation on the lid. (A) Bottom of container (F) Surrounding tray: Maple Leaves (B) Lid (G) Surrounding tray: Chrysanthemum (C) Center round tray, 4.375" diameter (D) Surrounding tray: Iris, 2.375" width, 7.5" outside length (E) Surrounding tray: Cherry Blossoms
1987.028.002 Bracelet Double-banded silver bracelet, unjoined at one end. Incised with bats, leaves, wave motifs, and crests. The shape of the bracelet is a truncated circle. A small chop mark is visible on the inside. This bracelet is a contemporary piece, made to be worn by a woman. See accession #1987.028.003 for similar artifact.
1987.028.003 Bracelet Double-banded silver bracelet, unjoined at one end. Incised with bats, leaves, wave motifs, and crests. The shape of the bracelet is a truncated circle. A small chop mark is visible on the inside. The bracelet is a contemporary piece, made to be worn by a woman. See accession #1987.028.002 for similar artifact.
1987.028.004 Bell Each bell is made in the form of a rounded square. Two thin sheets of silver are cut and hammered with designs from nature. Each bell has an opening by which it can be attached to clothes or any other bell-carrying artifact.
1987.028.005 Buckle Lobed gold buckle with mother-of-pearl inlay (blue type) and floral decoration in gold and orange. The back of the buckle is a tarnished silver.
1987.028.006 Brooch Circular porcelain brooch, hand-painted with scene depicting a young girl (in a blue kimono) and her father looking at another man in a red kimono. Three people look on in the background.
1987.028.007 Buckle Cloisonne buckle in two pieces. One section is crescent-shaped, the other is a circle. A multi-colored pattern of flowers covers the face of the buckle in a very small and tight arrangement.
1987.028.008 Buckle Two-piece brass buckle in the shape of two rectangles. Each section is decorated with a double bat design and two figure 8 knots.
1987.028.009 Buckle Brass buckle in two sections with bat motif attached to intersected circle. Very crudely worked compared to buckle 1987.028.008, which also has a bat motif.
1987.028.010 Brooch Small circular brooch. The outside is decorated with a deep blue line, the inside has a tree image, a fir in snow. The back of the brooch is brass.
1987.028.011 Brooch Shield-shaped dark blue porcelain brooch with painting of leaves, flowers, and bird sitting on the arch of a bridge. The back of the brooch is silver.
1987.028.012 Buttons Two silver buttons in the shape of a gourd attached to a butterfly. Each button has been very delicately worked and finished in miniature.
1987.028.013 Necklace Necklace made up of 28 incised brass beads interspersed with miniature glass beads. A silver clasp keeps the necklace together. Some tarnishing visible on the brass beads.
1987.029.001 Jacket Black silk crepe Chinese man's jacket. Front overlap closing to right, fastened with nine loop and knotted-cord toggle buttons, three at throat, one at neck, and five along the side. Cuffs are approximately 4.5" wide and are separate pieces of material sewed on. Seams run down the center front, center back, and sides of garment. There are two side vents. All sewing is neat and small. There is a loop in the inside back of the neck, probably for hanging. The jacket was cleaned in November 1990, but still appears to be faintly soiled.
1987.029.002 Pants Black silk crepe Chinese man's pants. Off-white waistband is 6" wide and is spotted and yellowed extensively. Pants are wide legged and waist is probably secured with a cord (not included). Two seams run down each leg -- one down the insides. The other seams are on the back of the proper right leg, and on the front of the proper left leg. Each leg's pair of seams are joined by a third diagonal seam just below the crotch. The waistband has a vertical seam down the center of the back. The front center crotch area has a small hole.
1987.029.003 Pants Black woven pinstriped silk Chinese man's pants. Cotton off-white waistband is 7.125" wide, with horizontal green and pink lines. The waistband is yellowed in spots. Pants are wide-legged and the waist probaby is secured with a cord (not included). Three seams run down each leg, one on the inseam, and down the front and back of each leg. The front and back seams of each leg are joined by a diagonal seam just below the crotch. The rear crotch area has small moth-eaten type holes. Dimensions: Height: 32.25" silk + 7.125" waistband Width: 22.625" waist, 15" at cuff
1987.029.005 Pants Dark blue silk damsk Chinese men's pants. Cotton off-white waistband is 7" wide with window pane plaid of orange and blue. Pants are wide-legged and the waist probably is secured with a cord (not included). Two seams run down each leg -- one down the inseam, and the other on the back of the proper right leg and on the front of the proper left leg. Each leg's pair of seams are joined by a diagonal seam just below the crotch. The blue damask is decorated with what appears to be cherry bunches scattered randomly. Dimensions: Height: 31.875" silk + 7" waistband Width: 22.75" waist, 15.375" cuff
1987.029.006 Blouse Chinese purple flowered long-sleeved fitted woman's blouse with dark purple piping along the edges, a "Chin" fastening (i.e. to the right), and a "Kao Ling Tzu" collar (a high collar). The blouse is darted and fastened with snaps along a 3" facing. The dark purple peonies are on a light purple background with silver colored leaves. The fabric appears to be silk brocade. There are some yellowish food stains along the lower front of the blouse. A lavel sewn on the collar states: Handsome Silk Co. [Chinese letters] TEL: 33355 24563 151. Queen's Road C. Hong Kong Source: _Chinese Costume in Transition_ by A.C. Scott
1987.029.007 Dress Short-sleeved full-length blue/purple abstract rectangular patterned silk chiffon Chinese woman's dress (Cheong Sam). The edges of the garment are bound in blue plain weave silk. The right front asymetrical closure is fastened with one snap and 13 button knots. The three near the neck are larger and are in an abstract leaf shape. There are hemline slits on both sides of the garment. The design of the fabric consists of blue/purple rectangles on top of white/blue/purple abstract design, with white lines and black almond shapes. Garment is in fair condition with random dark spots.
1987.029.008 Dress Long-sleeved full-length purple patterned silk chenille women's dress (Cheong Sam). The fabric design is a purple bakground with a blue and white grid pattern pile. This forms a flower and leaf pattern. All edges of the garment are bound in blue silk satin. The right front asymetrical closure is fastened with one snap and 12 button knots. The three at the neck are larger and are an abstract leaf pattern. The rest are a pointed coil shape. There are hemline slits on both sides. The garment is in good condition.
1987.029.009 Dress Short-sleeved full length lavender floral print silk damask Chinese woman's dress (cheong sam). The edges of garment are bound in lavender silk. The right front asymetrical closure is fastened with one snap and 11 lavender button knots. The two at the neck are larger and of a floral design. There are hemline slits on both sides of the garment. The design of the fabric consists of white chrysanthemum-like flowers on stems with thorns. There is a leaf pattern outlined in dark lavender in the background. Garment is in fair condition with dark spots all over the garment.
1987.030.001 Doll Doll of a young girl dressed as a maiko or apprentice geisha. Silk head, hand-painted, silk hands and feet identify it as a probable pre-WWII doll. Orange print silk furisode kimono, gold flecking and floral design, padded border. Tucked up in to the obi tie. Orange under kimono. High lacquer geta. Orange brocade obi. Human hair in a shimacla with a floral ornament.
1987.035.001 Hat Bright blue satin baby hat edged with black silk fabric. The fron has a tiger face, red lips outlined with fine gold threads fastened with red thread, white satteen fangs, and pea green satteen nose outlined with fine gold threads held by green threads. Chinese character "King" is on the bridge of the nose. The eyes are comma-shaped off-white satteen outlined with fine gold thread fastened with red thread. The pupils are red satteen dots. Between the eyes are 5 red/blue/green/lavender circles with spiral patterns of five gold threads bound with red or green thread. Along the sides of the hat, the tiger's body is outlined in fine gold threads bound with red thread, with white satteen claws on all four feet. Along the top of the head is a 4" section of red silk fabric with scalloped edges bound with gold fabric and red stitching. Green threads come out from all sides of the section, giving a tassel effect. Over both eyes and in the back of the head are lavender heart-shaped pieces of fabric bound with gold fabric and red threads under which are fastened more green threads giving a tassel effect. The heart-shaped pieces are joined to the hat by a 1.5" long cord of wound turquoise thread. The hat is lined with coarse red cotton fabric. Damage: Black binding between mouth and right ear flap partially unstitched + unfolded over. Top upper lip stitching snagged and broken.
1987.035.002 Bib The bib is 14" long, 15.25" wide, irregular diamond-shaped with a concave shape at the neck band, and rounded off at the bottom. The face material is gold silk satin with an embroidered garden scene. At the neck end is a 1.75" wide black fabric binding with pink/green stitching around the edges, and an embroidered pink/green floral pattern in the center. In the center of the bib are two ladies. The one on the right holds a green/red/black bowl with a small bunch of flowers and buds visible under the ajar lid. The other figure holds a long stem of lotus over her left shoulder, extending beyond her head and right shoulder. Behind them is a small section of fence with blue railings, red fence posts. In the lower foreground is a pond with lotus blossoms and a bird standing on a lily pad. In the background are two trees to the right and left. The one on the proper left has a green trunk and foliage. The one on the proper right has a grey trunk with blossoms of green and pink. The backing of the bib is of red cotton. Damage: Stains along upper left border, right corner, and at lower left corner of neckpiece and on backing. Two irregular spots at the lower proper left corner of the black neck binding, apparently insect damage.
1987.035.003 Collar Collar band of dark blue silk 15" long, 1.5" wide, with black binding which has gold printed patterns in places. From the collar band hang 18 blade shaped flaps 5" long, and 18 flaps 8" long. On the shorter flaps are embroidered Chinese characters of felcitous words or phrases. Nine of these flaps are faded beige cotton fabric with a narrow black binding. The other nine are of faded green silk with black binding. The 8" flaps are of red silk with embroidered floral patterns and also have a black binding. Nine of them also have a green irregular tape running along the inside border of the binding. At the end of the 8" flaps are fastened cloud-shaped pendants of off-white cotton with black binding. On the face are embroidered floral patterns. Inside the black binding are blue irregular tapes. The cloud- shaped pendants are 2.5" long and 4" wide. From the tip of these pendants are suspended various colored tassels headed by one small bead, one large one, and a small bead. The tassels are about 8.5" long. Only seven of these tassels remain. Damage: Discolored (faded), soiled, bindings and trimmings detached, tassels missing, some insect damage.
1987.036.001 Necklace A mandrin-glass (-jade?) with lapis beads and red quartz(?) medallions, worn by men. Four big red beads linked by smaller greenish-white jade beads. One of the four red beads is connected to the smaller beads by coiled cords, and the flat red quartz and the tear-shaped quartz are hanging from it. Flat and tear-shaped quartz are connected with blue knotted cords. Three smaller tear-shaped quartz are hanging from the sides of the medallions. Those are connected with small blue beads on brown string. All of the tear-shaped quartz have silver ornaments on the tops. There are only three subsections hanging. Therefore, this is a complete form. There are no missing parts. Medallions were hung on the back of the mandrin when it was worn.
1987.037.001 Mirror, hand Small ornamental brass hand mirror with water and shore scene cast on one side. On left side are Japanese characters which red "Fujiwara Mitsunaga", a man's name. Fujiwara is a Shogun family name. The significance of this is uncertain. Smooth side is used as mirror. Handle is wrapped with thin bamboo strands.
1987.037.002 Mirror, hand Small ornamental brass hand mirror with cast scene of river, bridge, trees, and buildings. On left side are Japanese characters which red "Fujiwara Mitsunga", a man's name. Fujiwara is a Shogun family name. The significance of this is uncertain. Smooth side is used as a mirror. Handle is wrapped with thin bamboo strands.
1987.038.001 Cup Chinese procelain wine cup. Greenish white in color with pink and green floral design on outside. Match to 1987.038.002. The cup is bowl-shaped, handleless, and of shallow depth.
1987.038.002 Cup Chinese porcelain wine cup. Greenish white in color with pink and green floral design on outside. Match to 1987.038.001. The cup is bowl-shaped, handleless, and of shallow depth.
1987.039 Sign 2- white plastic signs. In blue is "Kow Sing" then in orange is: "Restaurant" and then on a purple background is: "Chinese American" and next to this on yellow background in black is: "Food" and below this in blue: "Food To Go" . Signs are made to be illuminated from the back.
1987.040.001 Print Village scene with river and wier
1987.040.002 Print Festival at a temple
1987.040.003 Print Boat on the water
1988.001 Painting Porcelain plate, main decoration is portrait of dark-haired lady wearing glasses with little blonde girl. Probably taken from a photograph? Multi-colored border decoration with typical Japanese patterns, both geometric and floral, and the background covered with a landscape with lakes, bridges, flowering cherry trees, and Mt. Fuji. Description on base. Dates from 1930's or Post War Occupation 1945-. Japanese characters: Nihon -- Japan Oaksaki -- place name Three, shore -- Miura Month, small boat, writing brush -- Getsu Teihitsu -- name of artist
1988.003 Hat Silk applique child's hat, open top, with back flap. Hat has blue silk lining, exterior is applique patterns of fruit and flowers. Forehead panel and edging at neck piece black; fruit and flowers are white, gold, green, blue, purple, pink, rose, etc. Lining is faded and stained. Exterior is soiled with small spots and stain on lower blue panels.
1988.004 Jacket Chinese style Jacket Black silk satin covered with silk floral embroidery in yellow, gold, white, blue, pink, gray, creme, purple, gold couching. Medallion scene designs with people, bridge, pavillion. Around these are scattered chrysanthemums, orchids, butterflies. Very white horseshoe shaped sleeves, center front, collarless jewel neckline with piping, curved bottom hem, 14" slit sides, 5 silk loops, molded metal ball buttons. Blue gray habutai or China silk lining
1988.005.001 Doll Soft-bodied doll on black stand. Boy in polka-dot headband, short hapi jacket, and shorts with red booties. In his hand he holds a staff and five metal rings.
1988.010.001 Drum Finger drum -- small, 2.375" diameter, parchment drum mounted on a 5.75" long, 1/4" diameter round bamboo handle. The drum head is approximately 7/8" deep. Face of the drum is unpainted. A thread is fastened on each side of the drum, with a small bead attached to the end of the thread. When the handle is twirled in the fingers or between the palms of one's hands, the beads strike the face of the drum. The side of the drum has two painted bands of pink at the edges with black dots simulating nailheads. A blue band down the center has white and yellow floral designs.
1988.011.001 Hat Large crown-like hat made of red, blue, and gold cloth in a floral-like arrangement. This hat is adult size and typically used by Okinawan women during traditional festivals. See 1988.011.002, which is a doll wearing the costume.
1988.011.002 Doll Cloth doll with traditional Okinawan dress. Hair pulled up in a chignon, a dark cotton ikat gown underneath with multi- colored kimono on top. In her hands she holds a large, flower-like hat. (See 1988.011.001 for actual hat.) This contemporary doll has a silk face with painted-on features. The colorful outer kimono is crepe. The stand is a black shiny wood.
1988.011.003 Doll Standing figure of mother and child with halos. Faces made of silk with features painted on. Hands and feet molded plastic. Baby has straight black hair with bangs, and a white gown. Figures may be an attempt to depict Christian Virgin Mary and child.
1988.011.004 Doll Seated figure on tatami mat plays stringed instrument. This female musician wears a dark blue cotton kimono with a gold and orange obi. Hands and feet are made of white molded plastic.
1988.015.001 Top Lathe turned wooden top made of a blonde hardwood. The top is decorated with five bands, in varying widths, of red and white. The top pivots on a steel tooth. This is a child's toy used by Japanese boys. The top shows signs of use.
1988.015.002 Top Small wooden top, lathe-turned, made of a blonde wood. The top is decorated with four red and green concentric bands of color in varying widths. A varnish, now cracked, was originally applied to the decorated surface. The top pivots on a steel tooth. This top was played with by Japanese children and shows clear signs of handling.
1988.015.003 Mask Small orange paper mache mask of male face with exaggerated features, facial hair has been added on with quick black strokes. Gold paint highlights the eyes and a mole on the forehead. The nose is very long with protruding cheeks, a pulled-up chin, and wrinkled brow. Obverse reveals characters from the newspaper used to form the mask. A red strip with Japanese characters dangles loosely from the center. The word "Tengu" written in the back. The masks are worn by players or comics in skits or comic recitals at local festivals as part of the public entertainment.
1988.016.001 Basket Dark stained bamboo carrying case with cord for shoulder strap. The case is narrow with a square form. The lid slips over the bottom of the basket. The piece is reinforced with a wooden slat on the top and the bottom. Baskets of this type were carried by Filipino fishermen. This particular piece is damaged on the bottom where the wooden slat has come loose.
1988.016.002 Doll Japanese doll. White clay body with orange silk clothes. Face, hands, and feet are further covered with a pink slip to give natural skin tone. The eyes are made of glass with eyelashes and hair painted on hair by hair. The hair used for it is coming unglued at the top. The outfit is an orange silk kimono with a pink tie-down belt and wider gauze tie below that. Damage: Hair is loose, the face is chipped, especially the nose and neck area. The face plaster also appears soiled. The silk outfit is soiled and/or faded. This is a finely made doll in very poor condition.
1988.017.001 Calendar Hand-made paper calendar for 1981. Calendar of Tibetan Dragons Block-print dragons depicted on each page in a variety of ink colors with silver, green, red, black, and blue dominant. A red ribbon on the top serves to hang it. The cover has a silver border with a black and gold dragon face. A green circle with the date 1981 is depicted beneath. "Made in Nepal" is written in ink on the back.
1988.017.002 Doll
1988.019.005 Inkwell Gray stoneware bowl used as inkwell. The lip is decorated with a green glaze. Stamped "MADE IN CHINA" on the outer side wall. The rough clay makes it easier to grind the ink stick before adding water which liquifies it.
1988.019.006 Bowl Gray stoneware bowl used as inkwell. The lip is decorated with a green glaze. Stamped "MADE IN CHINA" on the outer side wall. The rough clay makes it easier to grind the ink stick before adding water which liquifies it.
1988.019.007 Inkwell Gray stoneware bowl used as inkwell. The lip is decorated with a green glaze. Stamped "MADE IN CHINA" on the outer side wall. The rough clay makes it easier to grind the ink stick before adding the water which liquifies it.
1988.019.008 Inkwell Gray stoneware bowl used as inkwell. The lip is decorated with a green glaze. Stamped "MADE IN CHINA" on the outer side wall. The rough clay body makes it easier to grind the ink stick before adding the water which liquifies it.
1988.020.002 Print Wood Block Print called "In a Temple Yard" by Hiroshi Yoshida, famous Japanese printmaker. Three Japanese ladies with babies on their backs standing in a temple yard. There is a pond in the foreground, a bell tower in the background with cherry trees and green trees in the middle ground. This print is shown on page 142 of _The Complete Woodblock Prints of Yoshida Hiroshi_ printed by the Abe Publishing Co. Tokyo, Japan on May 1, 1987. It is no. 197 entitled "In a Temple Yard". Temple Bell Tower 1935 37.7x25.4cm.
1988.020.003 Teacup (A) Gray teabowl with crackle glaze. Bottom of bowl is unglazed. Surface of bowl somewhat pitted due to kiln salt. Chop mark with potters' signature visible on side of piece. (B) A yellow cotton cloth with writing in black ink was in the mouth of the bowl and was probably used for wrapping it. Artist's name is Hayashi Shigematsu. The included paper gives the artist's history of his ceramic exhibitions and study.
1988.020.005 Fan Sandalwood slat-style fan with very faint floral decoration on hand-made paper. Edge of fan decorated in gold. Silver cord hangs from the bottom of the fan.
1988.020.006 Fan Flat fan with butterfly-shaped form. One side of the fan face is red, the other black. Both are decorated with writing in Japanese. The red side also has a gold crescent and a diamond form. A gold metal band decorated the top of the handle, the bottom has an orange silk tassel. Paper version of Comander's Fan
1988.020.007 Fan Flat circular paper fan with bamboo handle. One side, in blue paint, has a scene depicting tall grass and flowers. The reverse side is white with some writing in red.
1988.020.008 Fan Sandalwood slat-style fan with brown lacquer sides and hand-made paper body. Decorative motif depicts abstract form of fish.
1988.020.009 Fan One folded fan, lacqured wood frame and cut-out design sandlewood slats. Gauze with painted Mount Fuji image. Silver foil top edging.
1988.020.010 Fan Slat-style sandalwood fan with gauze top. Scene depicts landscape, bridge crossing with people. Sides of slats deep, lacquered brown. Silver top edging.
1988.020.011 Fan Black lacquer slat-style fan. The tips are embellished with silver paint, and a silver paper band holds the fan together. Silver cord at bottom. When open, the fan reveals a mountain scene in gold and sparkles. The top of the fan is gauze, the slats are dyed-black sandalwood.
1988.020.012 Painting Four hand-painted scenes in an outer folder, labeled Four Seasons of the Capitol (Kyoto). The pictures are 4.625" x 6" set in a carboard frame 7" x 9.625". (A) Winter scene of a shrine entry gate (B) Spring scene of cherry blossoms and pines with a pagoda in the background (C) Summer scene of a street in the geisha quarter with several geisha walking about (B) Autumn scene of Kyoto palace walls with a large tree in fall foliage
1988.020.013 Painting Four hand-painted scenes in an outer folder labeled Four Seasons of the Capitol (Kyoto). The pictures are 4.625" x 6" set in a cardboard frame 7" x 9.625". (A) Winter scene of entry gate to a shrine (B) Spring scene of two boats descending a river (C) Summer scene of a street in the geisha quarter with several geisha walking about (D) Autumn scene Ryoanji (shrine) rock garden under a full moon
1988.020.014 Banner Dark blue banner with mustard colored Japanese characters with white loops for bamboo pole. Would have been sold as a souvnir. Came in a lidded cardboard box with a history of Takeda Shingen in Japanese and English. (Film: _Kagemusha_ is about the story of the Takeda family.) A souvenir from Umpoji Shrine/Enzan Yamanashi Prefecture, to _Takeda_ Shingen, a daimyo of Yamanashi Prefecture (b. 1521 - d. 1573). The calligraphy describes Takeda as a kami (spirit) "Fudo-Nyozan" who had a black face and a fierce expression -- he caught and swallowed fire, moved fast like the wind, like the forest, and like the immovable mountain.Takeda was revered as a brave samurai who moved like the spirit and also a great ruler. The original banner at the shrine was flown when Takeda Shingen rode into battle. His son, Takeda Katsuyori, was defeated by Tokugawa in 1582.
1988.020.015 Curtain, Door A cotton souvenir noren, a decorative piece of split fabric to go above a door. This size would go in a home and shows where the traveler has visited; a famous garden, hotsprings, and a bridge. Dark blue background with three circles with white background on which are three scenes in blue, green, gold, and red. Underneath are kanji (characters) which tell place names of the scenes. The middle scene is an onsen (hotspring). Righthand side is a bridge. Lefthand side is a garden. There is a red satin bow at the top of each division.
1988.020.017 Costume Traditonal summer woman's outfit. (C) Pink waist belt, silk (or synthetic?), stiffer in the center part. Length: 81", Width: 3.875" (D) Pink, white, red silk tie worn inside obi, shows at top. Length: 74.5", Width: 1" (E) Waist stiffener with rose pattern, pocket in the back, worn under the obi. Length: 13.625", Width: 4.875" (F) Red silk obi with stiffening inside. (G) Blue and white cotton summer kimono (Yukata) with chrysanthemum-like flower pattern Length: 63", Width: 50.5" This outfit is worn for the midsummer Obon Festival. These pieces are worn with the geta (1988.020.017). These geta appear to have been worn at one time. Wooden Japanese shoes (geta) with red velvet toe straps. Each wooden slipper is painted a shiny black ( found on Shelf 11E). The red velvet toe strap is inserted in three places on the shoe surface. The specific toe section has an additional silver decorative loop. The bottom slats on the shoe are covered in foam rubber, a small circular brass attachment, has the maker's signature. Length: 9", Width: 3", Height: 2".
1988.020.018 Towel, Show Cotton souvenir towel used by housewives in the kitchen. This towel shoes famous places that the traveler has visited; a bridge, a hotspring, and a garden. Navy blue cotton with three round white areas on which are printed famous scenes in green, gold, red, and blue. Underneath are white characters telling the names of the famous places.There is a white line and little bow like a noren in white.
1988.020.020 Sculpture Cut crystal, triangular shape with flat bottom and pointed top. On each of the three corners are carved notches in the shape of a pagoda. A small hole is in the top through which a thread could be strung.
1988.020.021 Sculpture Cut crystal in the shape of a cube. One corner has been cut flat and its opposite corner is carved in the shape of a flower which can be viewed from various facets of the crystal.
1988.022.001 Costume (A) Red silk woman's two-piece wedding costume from the 1920's. Highly embroidered gold thread floral motif with wave design flowing from the hem of the jacket and the jacket cuffs, which are tapered. The central lobed medallion has two standing figures with black hair and stringed instruments in their hands. (B,C) Red panel skirt is constructed in two sections. Red silk material is embellished with a series of tightly done gold thread floral embroidery in vertical bands. White edging is used to further divide the skirt into vertical bands. Both pieces are lined. This costume is in good condition although there is visible evidence of handling (i.e. ordinary handling or wear by its original owners).
1988.023.001 Painting Painting, framed 17th-18th century tempura on silk painting (polychrome with guilding). Possibly from a Mandala (Japanese) depicting the "Descent of Maitreya (the Buddha of the future) and Heavenly Dieties" (Nara Region during the Kakamura period). Main figure is Wang Lingguan in Chinese
1988.024.001 Shoes An open-backed pair of wooden clogs with leather uppers to cover the toes and instep as far back as the ankle bone. The wooden sole is 8.5" long, slightly curved up. Two supporting feet extend down from the wooden sole, the rear foot is about 2" from the back of the sole plate, it is about 1" thick extending across the full width of the sole. The front of the foot curves in an arc to form the rear of the front foot which is about 1.5" back of the toe. On the bottom of the feet are 4 metal studs, two each front and back. The studs are 7/8" x 3/8" and about 5/8" deep. A nail, which is an extension of the stud, is driven through the top of the sole and clinched over. At the front of the sole is an oval metal plate 2.625" long under which is another metal stud 1/2" deep, 3/8" x 1/2" from which a nail is driven back into the front foot of the wooden sole. The leather upper is made of a finished hide with stitched seams and is nailed to the sides of the wooden sole. From the side, the clog appears to tilt slightly down and forward. A leather loop, 1.5" long, extends up from the top of the leather upper. The leather uppers are dried out, have numerous scratches on the surface and the back edges. There is a chip missing from the left rear foot of (B).
1988.024.002 Shoes An open-backed pair of wooden clogs with leather uppers to cover the toes and instep as far back as the ankle bone. The wooden sole is 10" long, slightly curved up. Two supporting feet extend down from the wooden sole, the rear foot is about 2.25" from the back of the sole plate, it is about 1" thick extending across the full width of the sole. The front of the foot curves in an arc to form the rear of the front foot which is about 2.25" back of the toe. On the bottom of the feet are 4 metal studs, two each front and back. The studs are 7/8" x 3/8" and about 5/8" deep. A nail, which is an extension of the stud, is driven through the top of the sole and clinched over. At the front of the sole is an oval metal plate 2.875" long under which is another metal stud 1/2" deep, 3/8" x 1/2" from which a nail is driven back into the front foot of the wooden sole. The leather upper is made of a finished hide with stitched seams and is nailed to the sides of the wooden sole. From the side the clog appears to tilt slightly down and forward. A leather loop, 1.5" long, extends up from the top of the leather upper. The leather uppers are dried out, have numerous scratches on the surface and the back edges.
1988.024.003 Shoes One pair woven straw sandals. The upper part is woven of single stalks of straw woven in a manner that crosses over in the middle of the sandal. The sides and sole are woven of straw that has been twisted into a form of cord. On the sole, under the heel and the ball of the foot, strips of leather, about 1/8" thick, 1/4" wide, and 2.5-3.5" long, have been woven into the sole, crosswise to enhance the wearing life of the sandals. At the heel the sole cords are wrapped in a circular cone-like shape rising about 2.5" up the back of the foot. It is split in two parts at the top. From each of these parts, a fibrous cord extends about 3" and passes through three twisted straw loops that extend from the side binding of the soles. This fibrous cord serves as part of a lacing system to fasten the sandals to the foot. At the toe, a triangular piece of leather is threaded through the tip of the sandal. A length of the fibrous cord is looped through a hole in the piece of leather and is laced through four twisted cotton cords that extend from each side of the ball of the sandal. The cotton cords are colored in four contrasting colors. The fibrous cord forms part of the sandal laces.
1988.024.004 Shoes The sandals are woven of straw. The upper part is woven of single stalks of straw woven in a manner that crosses over in the middle of the sandal. The sides and sole are woven of straw that has been twisted into a form of cord. On the sole, under the heel and the ball of the foot, strips of leather, about 1/8" thick, 1/4" wide, and 2.5-3.5" long, have been woven into the sole crosswise to enhance the wearing life of the sandals. At the heel, the sole cords are wrapped in a circular cone-like shape rising about 2.5" up the back of the foot. It is split in two parts at the top. From each of these parts, a fibrous cord extends about 3" and passes through three twisted straw loops that extend from the side binding of the soles. This fibrous cord serves as part of a lacing system to fasten the sandals to the foot. At the tow, a triangular piece of leather is threaded through the tip of the sandal. A length if the fibrous cord is looped through a hole in the piece of leather and is laced through four twisted cotton cords that extend from each side of the ball of the sandal. The cotton cords are colored in four contrasting colors. The fibrous cord forms part of the sandal laces.
1988.026.001 Painting Black ink (sumi) sketch painting of emperor and empress. Probably a description of costume as Japanese writing tells colors and materials. Writing at top right says something about color. The empress is seated at the proper right side, the emperor at the left. To the right of the empress' head is a more detailed drawing of her head showing fuller details of her crown.
1988.027.001 Shirt Dark blue cotton shirt with V-neck. Applique and embroidery. Front V-neck bound with red cotton binding, outined with white thread in zig-zag design. Row of silver sequins around neck. Three rows of double-X emb. design of red and white thread with a sequin in the center. Middle row has 5 sequins in the center. Two rows of figure- like design of green/red/yellow with an X directly under neckline. Around bottom is a white red band. Next white cloth applique with red and blue emb. in a net pattern. Next row of red/green/yellow cross-stitch in stair- step pattern. Last, another row of white fabric applique with red and blue emb. in a net pattern. Back has same rows at bottom, but a large X across back of sawtooth white fabric applique with blue and red net emb. pattern. between are double-X patterns and figure-like embroidery. Red fabric stripe goes up sides and across underside of sleeves. White zig- zag embroidery runs along red strip upsides on front and back. Sleeves have 8 stripes of sawtooth white applique around sleeves. On top of white applique is blue and red emboidery in net pattern. Between is red, yellow, and green cross-stitch in stair-step pattern going around sleeves. There is a narrow band of red cotton fabric around bottom of sleeves.
1988.027.002 Skirt Maranao malong landap (wraparound tubeskirt) made of purple silk in plain weave with natural dyes and separately woven decorative strips - langkit. One strip is sewn vertically running the length of the garment - about 15 cm wide and is called lakban. The initials R.M.P. are woven into the lakban at the center. Two identical horizontal strips are sewn parallel dividing the skirt into three equal sections, they are narrower than the vertical and form a pair called tobiran. These strips, consisting of geometric patterns in greens, oranges, and yellows, are exceptional examples of Maranao weaving. A green border is repeated at the top and bottom of the garment, as well as on each side of the tobiran. Border consists of one wide bar with one narrow bar on each side. Piece looks faded as if set in window with front faded, not back. Some of top was wrapped and therefore remained unfaded. Stained throughout with burn hole and a fabric flaw (hole).
1988.027.003 Pants One pair of men's Mien loose-fitting indigo pants made of cotton homespun cloth. There are two matching embroidered panels on each leg. The embroidery is tight cross-stitch of lavender, shades of pink, purple, and beige done in a geometric design. Embroidered panels are attached to a plain non-embroidered indigo gusset; forming a generously cut crotch. Five standard designs are used at the bottom of the pant legs to form the border. Four of these designs use the weaving stitch and the fifth uses the horizonal/vertical stitch (taken from "Peoples of the Golden Triangle" by Paul and Elaine Lewis, p. 138). In front lower leg of pant is a small individually designed square that contains a bow of red, yellow, and green with a beige center. Underneath the square is a small beige cross-stitch in a snake-like design. (This design indentifies the maker of the pants. In the pant leg under there is one item that is stitched in red thread to show imperfection to the Gods.) There is a 5" wide cotton strip forming the waist band, which is hand-sewn to the pants.
1988.028.001 Costume Tibetan woman's costume (A) Length: 22.5", Width: 74.5" sleeve->sleeve Tibetan woman's traditional green silk wrapped blouse with shawl collar. Damask pattern of peonies and the shou/longevity symbol cover entire blouse. Fabric pieces are sewn together with pink thread. Chinese characters and "Pure Silk 237" appear on salvage of fabric, machine- stitched. Sleeves and body of blouse are not hemmed, and fabric is frayed. Sleeves are extra-long and must be rolled when worn. (B) Length: 54", Width: 98" hem Black wool(?) long wrap robe known as a Chupa. Sleeveless and floor- length. Lined with cotton stripe of blue, white, yellow, and green with pink silk edging except for the right side which does not show when worn. Single clasp close robe left over right with brass ball and pink silk loop. (C) Length: 28", Width: 20.75" Multi-striped cotton satin-weave apron. Straps tie around neck. Stripes are blue/black/yellow/brown/white/red/green/purple/gray. Three equal vertical pieces have been sewn together and backed with printed cotton brown/orange/white fabric. Apron is worn covering front of robe.
1988.030.001 Machete Weapon is 17.875" (45.5 cm) overall. Blade is 2.75" (7 cm) at widest point. Blade and handle are forged of the same piece of steel, with handle end flattened then formed into a tube. Four woven fibre bands provide handle grips. Scabbard is a shaped board 17.5" (44.5 cm) long and 3.5" (9 cm) wide. It has an arched wooden bridge for the handle to rest on (held in place with a woven fibre band) plus a strip of cotton to secure the handle to the scabbard; the cord is attached to a rattan ring on the scabbard. There is a fibrous loop (for attaching to a belt?), and holes where a second such loop may have been attached.
1988.030.002 Sword Short sword with carved carabao - horn handle butt- riveted. Decorated leather scabbard engraved on back: "To Fred - Dec 1941" and "To L Daisy- Bagvio(?)". Steel blade 18.25" (46.5 cm) tapers (top and bottom) to point. Initials "C.P." struck in blade by handle. Sheet metal reinforcing ring by handle.
1988.030.003 Sailboat Part Dimensions (cm) Description ---- --------------- -------------------------------------------------------- A 34.3 x 58.5 Sail: ivory color, purple trim (torn and mended). Lower spar broken. B 62 x 9 x 7 Hull: wood, hand-carved, double-ended. Drilled to accomodate outrigger. Small crack in stern. C 20 x 7.5 Flared Stern Piece: wood, hand-carved. D,E 22.2 x 3.5 Two Bow Pieces: wood, hand-carved, pointed. F,G 22.8 x 3.5 Two Crosspieces: carved to accept fittings. H,I 43.5 x 4.5 Two Wood Pieces: carved to point on one end with carved wooden banner-like decoration on other. J 40.4 x 0.6 One Piece Light Wood (Pine?): notch at both ends. Oval cross-section. K 34 x 2 (diam) One Piece Dark Wood: round, tapered, with ends carved to act as line stops cracked. L-O 63.5 x 3 Four Pieces: sword-shaped, hand-carved wood pieces, undetermined function. P 27.7 x 17 Nipa(?): front cabin roof with decorative wood center brace. VERY fragile.
1988.030.004 Machete Steel blade 15.25" (38.5 cm) long fitted into a notched plain wood handle and riveted fast. Blade angles back from tip in straight line at about 45 degrees.
1988.030.005 Ax Single bladed axe, possibly a meat cuttin tool, featuring a curved hook jutting from the back end of the blade. The blade is welded to the shaft of the handle; the latter is encased in a rolled steel tube 7" (18 cm) long, with a wooden tube 3.5" (9 cm) long below that for a hand grip. A last rolled steel ring secures the wooden grip to the shaft.
1988.030.006 Sword Sword - Kampilan. Magindanao tribal weapon. Two-piece carved wooden scabbard is separating. Handle end of scabbard is broken off. Parts missing. Scabbard is 18.75" (47.7 cm). Blade is 17" (43.2 cm), including decorative guard. Handle pommel featured eight mother of pearl panels; three are missing, as is whatever was attached to butt of handle. Grip consists of cord wrapping.
1988.030.007 Sword Curve-bladed weapon with carabao-horn carved handle butt-riveted. Sheet metal handguard and handle reinforcement (ring). Blade angled back from tip in straight line, no curve; 18" (46 cm) long.
1988.030.008 Sword Scabbard is 22" (55.8 cm) overall, ornately carved hardwood (Acacia?). Panels are separating, curved tip is broken off, one panel is splitting. Blade is 26.875" (68.3 cm) overall (including handle). Blade steel is damascened, has bubble flaws in metal - almost certainly hand-forged. Handle is brass, cord (for better grip) and light-colored wood, the latter bent almost pistol-grip, ornately carved. There are two pieces of the carving missing.
1988.030.009 Bookend (A) Wooden male figure carrying shield in right hand, spear in left, packboard with basket and hat on back. Sword and basket for belongings on left side. Dog by left leg. All carved of unidentified dark colored wood. (B) Spear is loose, fits into hole drilled in right (left?) hand. Spear previously broken, glued together. One of a pair (see 1988.030.010).
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