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1988.030.010 Bookend (A) Wooden female figure carrying axe-like tool in right hand, shield in left. Wears personal belongings bag on right shoulder. Carries burden basket on back, latter suspended from head band. Dog by right leg. All carved of dark-colored unidentified wood. (B) Axe is loose, fits into hole drilled in right hand. One of a pair (see 1988.030.009).
1988.030.011 Spear Spear Shaft Tapered wood shaft with cone-shaped butt. Spearhead end notched to accept spearhead, also cut to form shoulder, probably in order to allow heavy binding for securing head. Small hole (1/8") drilled through shaft below spearhead notch. Purpose unknown (possible anchor for head binding). Light colored wood with dark streaks.
1988.030.012 Spear Spear Shaft Dark colored, tapered shaft of wood. Blunt ended. Head end notched to accept point, carved to form a shoulder, probably to permit heavy binding that secures point. Five woven rings extend down shaft, covering deepest part of notch. Wooden prongs of notch cracked, broken.
1988.030.072 Sash Multi-colored (yellow/green/red/white/black/blue) sash with fringed ends. Weft is dark green. Cotton. Stripes are all vertical, in sequence (from center pair to edge): green/blue -> white -> red -> yellow -> black -> yellow -> blue -> yellow -> blue -> white -> green -> blue -> white -> yellow -> black -> green -> red
1988.030.073 Sash Multicolored sash with fringed ends. Weft is white. Cotton. Vertical stripes, from center out, are in sequence: red white black black white ( white yellow ) ( yellow green over/under technique / green white / creates "checkerboard" white green ) ( yellow yellow ( green red white white black red red black
1988.030.074 Belt Purple and green vertically striped fabric belt with leather trim. Double pronged buckle. Two zippered pouches. Belt shortened or extended by metal loop-holder in back.
1988.030.075 Figurine Male wearing loin cloth carrying burden basket by headband. Carved of unidentified dark-colored wood. Figure tilted forward, with both hands raised to headband. Basket is carved out, empty. Figure's eyes appear closed. Feet and calf muscles are very much out of proportion. Irregularly circular base rings to a mounded center, is marred by an erratic crack by the figure's left foot.
1988.030.076 Coaster Woven of natural fiber, some dyed to create pattern of green checkerboard with accent large chevrons. Scalloped edge at top. Tapered from open top to flat enclosed bottom in order to provide a sleeve- like enclosure for a conventional drinking glass. Dyed fibers are dark green.
1988.030.077 Coaster Woven of natural fiber some dyed to create pattern of green checkerboard with accent larger squares. Scalloped edge at top. Dyed fibers in green. Tapered from open top to flat enclosed bottom in order to provide a sleeve- like enclosure for a conventional drinking glass.
1988.030.078 Coaster Woven of natural fiber some dyed to create pattern of diagonal stripes. Scalloped edge at top. Dyed fibers in green, orange, and yellow. Tapered from open top to flat enclosed bottom in order to provide a sleeve- like enclosure for a conventional drinking glass.
1988.030.079 Coaster Woven of natural fiber some dyed orange to create a plaid pattern. Scalloped edge, no lid. Loosely resembles drink holders (acq. #8, 9, 10). Tapered from an open top to a slightly concave enclosed bottom.
1988.030.080 Game Eleven complete; one crosspiece only. Handpainted people and activities on translucent shell. Assumed to be bridge game placecards (for three tables of four people, with one card missing). Pieces are all cut in rough silhouette of person or scene represented. Each painted piece has a rectangular base, slotted, which fits trapezoidal crosspiece, also slotted, so as to form an "X" stand. Individual translucent envelopes are identified on piece of paper enclosed. 1 White box containing all below, 1.5" x 5.25" x 4.625" 1 Top to box, "Philippine Shell-craft corporation", white, .75"x5.375"x4.75" 12 Translucent envelopes, "Shell-craft products - Place Card" 12 Crosspieces 11 Placecards depicting Philippine man and women performing various tasks. See Numerical Order catalog for further description of individual cards.
1988.030.082 Jacket Long-sleeved maroon Chinese(?) damask silk men's smoking jacket, lined, with quilted collar, cufs, and pocket facing. The jacket has a front opening, no fasteners, with left side overlapping the right side. The shawl collar and cuffs are done in quilted fabric with a diamond grid design. The top of the pockets are trimmed in the same quilted fabric. The damask silk fabric is designed with a sea, upon which are Chinese junks (two-sailed sailboats with a flag on each of three masts), rocky outcrops with and without pine trees, and tiny flocks of birds. The rocky outcrops have foliage nearby which resemble reeds. The jacket is lined in maroon silk satin, which has two holes near the middle, right-back. There is a loop on each side of the jacket at the waist made of the same fabric as the lining. Maroon silk satin belt (same fabric as lining) with 6" long purple fringe made of silk fiber attached at 7 points along the ends of the belt, macramed. Belt dimensions: 75.5" x 2.25".
1988.030.083 Jacket Long-sleeved, brown silk men's smoking jacket with quilted collar and cuffs. The jacket has a front opening with no buttons or closures. The shawl collar and cuffs are done in fabric quilted in a grid design. There are patch pockets on the right and left lower front. The top of the pockets are trimmed in quilted fabric. The damask is patterned with pine trees, buildings, person rowing boat, flowers, person carrying umbrella, rickshaws with people, and fences. It is lined in brown silk satin. Condition is fair due to frayed neckline, collar, sleeves, and back hem.
1988.030.084 Dish Cloisonne round concave dish with small circular footed base. A single white dragon rests against a black backgrond with clouds. "China" written on back in English. Condition: Chip above "C" in China and at rim of saucer directly above word. Lip dented where chipped.
1988.030.085 Dish Cloisonne, round concave dish with small circular footed base. A single white dragon rests against a black background with clouds. "China" written on back in English. Damage: There is extensive chipping around the underside at the rim. The upper right hand dragon foot only has three toes.
1988.030.086 Dish Cloisonne, round concave dish with small circular footed base. A single white dragon rests against a green background with clouds. "China" written on back in English. Damage: Extensive chipping on underside from directly above "China" to 5 o'clock position.
1988.030.087 Dish Cloisonne, round concave dish with small circular footed base. A single dragon with yellow body, red trim, and green mane rests against a dark blue background with clouds. "China" written on back in English. Damage: Extensive chipping around rim on underside. Rim dented and enamel chipped on side of dish adjacent to dragon's right rear foot.
1988.030.088 Dish Cloisonne, round concave dish with small circular footed base. A single blue dragon with red trim and green mane rests against a turquoise background with clouds. "China" written on back in English. Damage: Enamel chipped on back to right and below word "China".
1988.031 Hat Chinese baby hat - 19th century. Black silk baby hat lined with pink cotton. Light blue silk scalloped edge ending in scrolls which goes around face. Pink tape goes around back part of hat starting from blue scrolls. Black bias binding around entire edge. Narrow blue and narrow gold tape across the top of head ending at sides of head in scroll pattern. Inside the scrolls are embroidered rooster heads. At the crown of the head the fabric is drawn and stitched to make a shape to fit the head. On the top is a black lozenge-shape 1.375" lone and 0.75" wide with a red band around it. On the back is a red thread embroidered Chinese character and a smaller one on each side. On each side, attached to the lining are two pink cotton loops.
1988.032.001 Basket Four stages of making a hexagonal basket (A) Height: 19", Circumference: 16.75" (widest) 12 strands of bamboo bent to form basic basket shape. Bamboo is held in place by fine metal wire. Bottom has beginning of weaving. (B) Height: 19", Circumference: 13" 12 strands of bamboo forming basic basket shape bent around bottom, then 1 strand is worked horizontally from bottom to top. (C) Height: 10.125", Cirumference: 12.75" Projecting ends of bamboo are then turned back on themselves and woven through horizontal bamboo strand. Now ends are projecting out at bottom of basket. (D) Height: 7.75", Circumference: 12.75" Ends are woven into bottom of basket. A strand of bamboo is woven over and under around top of basket to finish edge. A thin reed is attached for handing the basket. The artist's name is scratched on the bamboo under the hanger. (E) Height: 7.125", Circumference: 5.75" Black lacquer bamboo container for water.
1988.032.002 Basket (A) Light colored bamboo strand basket with handle. There are 4 horizontal strands of bamboo. Top edge of basket is bamboo strands going over and under. Handle is one strand of bent bamboo with ends woven into basket and another strand of bamboo going over and under. (B) Height: 7.125", Diameter: 8.875". Black bamboo water container.
1988.033 Vase Olive-grey glazed ceramic jar, base 1.375" in diameter widening to 2.75" diameter at 7/8" height, narrowing to 1/2" neck ar 2" height, then flaring to a mouth, 1.125" outer diameter, with a raised rim. The opening in the top is 1/4" in diameter. There are six small chipped spots inside and outside the foot of the jar. It appears that irregular bits of clay may have been chipped off at these spots after the jar had been glazed and fired. On one side of the jar an oval area about 1.5" x 3/4" is dull, the glaze having been worn away. On the neck and the under part of the rim, the glaze has been scraped away and underlying clay is exposed.
1988.035 Basket Oval shaped woven reed basket, dark brown color. The flattened base of the basket is shaped by a split piece of bamboo, 5/8" wide, pointed at both ends, running the length of the bottom, about 15.25" long. At right angles to this piece of bamboo are three similar pieces of bamboo, one in the center of the base, the other two at intervals of 3.625" and 4" respectively from the center piece, each about 8.5" long. The top of the basket has an inner braided rim of reed and two outer rows of reed wrapped around pieces of reed running the full circumference of the basket. The use of the basket is unknown, but a flat basket of this type could be used for holding fruit, vegetables, etc. or possibly flowers or as a purely decorative object.
1988.036 Throw, Table Red cotton flannel fabric with brocade tape across one end of fabric. Fabric is 52" wide. Tape is 3.75" wide. The tape has woven stripes of black, green, brown, and orange about 1/2" wide with woven diamond shape patterns. Between the colored stripes are white bends about 1/8" wide. The red cloth is used for feliticous occasions, the brocade tape should be at the foot of the stepped exhibition stand.
1988.037.001 Suitcase Tan canvas suitcase with red stripes. The edges are covered with dark brown leather and the corners are metal. it has two locks and the hinges are at one end. Stenciled on one side are the initials: "J.N.W."
1989.001 Box, Packing Black lacquered chest (a) with complete canvas cover (b). Chinese characters stenciled on top right of cover and left side below handle. Knotted rope tied over canvas cover (c). Canvas cover is cut and hemmed in front and on sides to match the chest's opening. It has been clumsily perforated in front to provide access to the chest's keyhole. The rope binding is looped through the iron carrying rings on each end of the chest; the rings protrude through prepared slits in the canvas. The rope is slipknotted in several locations, allowing it to be drawn tight. The lock face plate, clasp, and hinge are all hand-formed of brass. Hasp and lower half of face plate are deformed, as if punched out. There are the chest's top and bottom and an internal canvas arresting strap, connected at one end. The chest interior is lacquered similarly to the exterior and features a trademark (?) of red Chinese figures on a white background.
1989.002 Jacket Chinese man's non-official formal surcoat. Calf-length garment with center front opening, fastened with two loops and knotted-cord toggle buttons (one at the throat and one at the waist), and pair of ties at the waist. Garment also has sleeves with cuff-like facings, collar and side vents. Body made of shiny black silk satin with 4" flat black silk border. Border has black piping as edging. Lining made of light blue silk, discolored and stained in places. Cuffs are 8" wide, made of royal blue silk
1989.003.001 Instrument
1989.003.002 Wind instrument
1989.003.003 Finial
1989.003.004 Finial Peacock feather plume in blue fabric covered case
1989.006.002 Bowl
1989.006.003 Cup Small triangular fluted shaped porcelain cup with turquoise colored interior and gold colored rim. Sides are painted with auspicious symbols: pink peaches with green leaves, white bird, blue rock and a red bat. There is a red chop (seal) on the bottom.
1989.006.004 Cup Small porcelain cup with 5 petal shaped fluted sides. The interior is a turquoise color, gold rim. Auspicious symbols painted around sides: 2 pink fish, gold carp and green sea grasses. Chop (seal) on bottom.
1989.006.005 Dish
1989.007 Basket
1989.011.001 Knife
1989.011.002 Spear
1989.011.003 Spear
1989.011.004 Spear
1989.011.005 Spear
1989.012 Skirt Woman's skirt-cream colored silk panels trimmed in black silk. Embroidered phoenixes and waves done in bright blue and purple near the hem. There are also dragons embroidered in red and gold. Donated by Maura Broderick. Waist is 46" wide, skirt is 87" wide and 37.5" long.
1989.013.001 Umbrella
1989.013.002 Purse Purse Round, flat brocade bag lined with rose-colored silk satin. Brocade is rose, green, grey, gold on black background. It fastens with black silk cord which goes through black silk covered ring. Bottom has Chinse coin in center sewn on with black silk cord and a black silk tassel.
1989.015 Chest Japanese tonsu chest of drawers. Top half has to large drawers and 3 smaller drawers on the bottom
1989.016.001 Costume, Theater Theatrical panel: two attached panels from a theatrical costume with many borders and glass ornaments attached. The panels are red silk, both faded and staned, attached to tan linen. They have frayed black silk borders with gold embroidery that is coming off. The pattern is blue and red dragons in the center with flowers. There are two dragon heads at the bottom of each panel, once facing down and the other facing up, with a bright blue jewel in the center. The borders are as follows: red border, gold border, black velvet border with jewels, red border, and a scalloped border in many colors. Donated by Ruth Trubner.
1989.017.001 Costume A: Robe, magenta synthetic fabric with gauze woven pattern. Embroidered rec- tangle on front and back: 2 cranes. W: 64", L: 51" (outer robe) B: Pants, pink synthetic fabric with gauze woven pattern. W: 21 3/8", L: 47" C: Sash, pink synthetic fabric. L: 60 1/4", W: 2 1/4" (for pants) D: Jacket, magenta synthetic fabric, pink plastic buttons. W: 60 5/8",L:25 1/4 E: Vest, magenta synthetic fabric, 5 pink plastic buttons. F,G: Pink synthetic finished strips, W: 1 1/8", L: 28" in vest pocket. H: Jacket, pink synthetic fabric, white V-neck. W: 51 3/4", L: 23" I,J: Low black leather? boots with red strip around sole and over toe. black rib top, black plastic lining. H: 8 7/8", W: 3 5/8", L: 11 5/8" K: Belt, rectangular shape, stiff, brown horn pieces in brass blue lining, maroon outer layer, brass clasp. (SHELF 11 H) L-N: Hat, body of hat (L) is silk woven gauze over stiff mesh, black, egg shaped with back rising about 7 1/4". M,N: two tear shaped wing pieces which fit into back of hat and stick out the sides. H: 7 1/4", W: 6/78", L: 8 1/2" (HAT 1)
1989.017.001L-N Hat Korean man's black wedding hat with 2 winged sections. Body is silk over a stiff mesh. Silk covering has a woven pattern of floral motifs, cloud patterns and a stylized felicitous character
1989.017.002 Costume A: Woman's wedding robe B,C: Woman's headdress D: Hair ornament E,F: Woman's pair of wedding shoes ( shelf 11E) G: Sash H: Ritual cloth I: Hat (Hat one) Korean lady's wedding hat, pillbox covered with black silk satin on which are stitched beads and other ornaments. From front of hat four colored tassels hang. Lining is magenta nylon(?). H: 4", Circ: 16", Diam: 5"
1989.018.001 Helmet Boy's Day helmet in lacquer box, silk wrapping
1989.018.002 Banner White and red fish shaped banner. Banner is hollow with a ring sewn in for the mouth opening. A thin red and white string is attached to the mouth to hang it. Has a red and white warrior on its back, which blends in. Red lines to look like stitching on the tail, and there is heavy staining on the tail as well. All four fins are glued on.
1989.018.003 Banner White, black, and gray fish shaped banner. Banner is hollow with a ring sewn in for the mouth opening. A thin red and white string is attached to the mouth to hang it. There is a red and white warrior on its back with black hair. All four fins are glued on.
1989.019 Mah-jongg Mah-jongg game pieces in cardboard box, wooden storage (?) chest.
1989.020.001 Teapot A: Straight sided, glazed ceramic teapot with two metal handles on top. Dragon and pheonix design on front side and Chinese characters on back. Otherwise white. B: Lid for A
1989.020.002 Spoon Chinese spoons
1989.020.003 Bottle
1989.020.004 Set, tableware 1989.020.004a Larger, oval-shaped ceramic dish with a blue spider's web design on white glaze 1989.020.004b-i Smaller, oval-shaped ceramic dishes with blue spider's web designs on white glaze 1989.020.004f Missing? 1989.020k-l Smaller, oval-shaped ceramic dishes with blue spider's web designs on white glaze
1989.020.005 Violin
1989.020.006 Violin
1989.020.007 Flute
1989.022.001 Skirt Electric blue and white vertically striped silk woven skirt. Band around bottom of horizontally woven stripes and gold machine embroidery. The style is a front wrap skirt of a straight cut sewn on a lined band.
1989.022.002 Hat Black cotton round peaked Laotian hat. Five rows of corded black cotton around bottom with red and blue floral design fabric corded to peak. Five red pompoms and four yellow. Large red one on peak.
1989.023 Hat Man's summer court hat of conical shape with outer covering of off-white silk fabric. Lining of red patterned silk. Framework is fine split bam- boo. Narrow chin strap of black cotton fabric.
1989.025.001 Figure
1989.025.002 Figure
1989.025.003 Figure
1989.027 Vase, Ceremonial
1989.029.001 Jacket A woman's open front, black damask silk jacket. The silk has a black floral pattern. The sleeves have blue nylon cuffs. The front closures are edged with 5 cm. striped bands of multicolored pink nylon. There is a 19 cm x 10 cm rectangle collar stitched to the jacket with the decorative side down. The jacket is lined with muslin and the bottom edges are unfinished. The "Hmoob Ntsoab" people, translated as "Green Hmong" are commonly known as "Blue Hmong", HMONG ART TRADITION & CHANGE
1989.030.001 Figure
1989.030.002 Figure Itto- bori
1989.030.003 Figure
1989.030.004 Doll
1989.031.001 Doll
1989.032.001 Animal Miharu Goma horse toy
1989.032.002 Figure
1989.032.003 Animal
1989.032.004 Doll
1989.032.005 Figure
1989.032.006 Animal
1989.032.007 Animal
1989.032.008 Drum
1989.032.009 Animal
1989.033.001 Robe Chinese Robe Late Ching Dynasty light green, embroidered black border, green damask silk.
1989.033.002 Robe Chinese Robe Late Ching Dynasty dark blue, embroidered black border, green damask silk.
1990.001.001 Headdress Thai dancer's headdress of metal with glass beads mounted on leather. Fits behind the ears to the neck.
1990.001.002 Card, Prayer Paper folder containing thin sheet of gold. On outside of the paper is a red circular stamp with an elephant and the center and Thai writing around the edge. Also Thai writing underneath. Thin gold sheets bought at temples and then put on Buddhist structures and statues as an offering.
1990.001.003 Card, prayer Paper folder containing thin sheet of gold. On outside of paper is a red circular stamp with an elephant iinthe center and Thai writing underneath. thin gold sheets bought at the temples and thein put on Buddhist structures and statues as an offering.
1990.001.004 Incense
1990.004.005 Doll
1990.005 Fan Chinese goose feather fan with horn handle. The quills are held by 2 metal wires. There are 16 gray feathers with white down. Where the quills come together at the handle is red paper on each side with Chinese characters in black. The label is covered with plastic and held with string on both sides. it has green string through the handle. Condition: some abrasions
1990.006 Fan Chinese goose feather fan with horn handle. The quills are held by 2 metal wires. There are 16 gray feathers with white down. Where the quills come together at the handle is red paper on each side with Chinese characters in black. The label is covered with plastic and held with string on both sides. it has green string through the handle. Condition: Abrasions on the handle, insect h6oles on band of feathers, loss of 4th feather on front, abrasions on 3rd feather.
1990.007 Fan Chinese goose feather fan with horn handle. The quills are held by 2 metal wires. There are 16 gray feathers with white down. Where the quills come together at the handle is red paper on each side with Chinese characters in black. The label is covered with plastic and held wit string on both sides; it has green string through the handle. Small paper label stuck to the feathers "OAA-288K $30" Condition: few insect holes
1990.008 Shoes
1990.009 Strainer
1990.010 Strainer
1990.011 Drum Spherical leather drum with wooden bottom, bamboo wrappings around center and metal studs in two rows holding hide on top. The hide top flares out slightly with holes around edge (holes made by ropes when stretching the leather.) Chinese writhing in black ink on wooden base. Damage- Wooden bottom is dirty. Bamboo wrapping broden in places Hide is darkened with use
1990.012 Drum
1990.018 Puppet, Hand
1990.021 Wok
1990.022.001 Shield Wooden disk, dome-shaped, lacuqered, with twin tapered reinforcing ribs on convex side; two handles, one U-shaped, fitted into ribs at apex of dome, to ribs with copper pin. Latter handle is approximately 5 3/4" from outer edge of disk. Reinforcing ribs are crescent-shaped, attached to disk at ends by wooden pegs through protective iron shoes. Edge of disk is same as # , asis rim guard and twin rattan (?) bands. Comcave surface is decorated with outer circle of three metal foil stripes (at 12, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 o'clock) separated by two clusters of four diamonds each. Twin bands separate that from sunburst design of 23 foil rays which originate 1 34/" from center. Note: U-shaped handle features a length of ordinary cotton string. Collected in Laos, 1962- 1964
1990.022.002 Shield Wooden disk, dome-shaped, lacqered black, with twin reinforcing ribs on convex wide; two handles, one U-shaped, fitted into ribs at apex of dome, one rectangular (crossbar is actually round-overall shape is rectangular) attached to ribs with copper pin. Ribs are crscent shaped, attached to disk at ends by copper pins through protective iron shoes,. Rectangular handle is approximately 6 1/4" from outer edge of disk. Edge of disk is a protective sheath of rattan (?), split, attached, and lacquered. Outer ring is pattern of three bars (at 12, 2, 4, 6, 3, and 10'o clock ) separated by three clusters of four diamonds each. Twin bands separate that from sunburst design of 23 foil rays which originate 2" from disk center. Centeris marked by five triangular foil inserts. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.003 Hat Hat has plain exterior of tapered vertical fiber slats laced at the crown and the rim, as well as fifteen lines of stitching attaching slats to a more loosely woven webbed interior. The hat rim and two interior reinforcing rings are bamboo. Crown features cluster of green, yellow, blue, and red thresds about 1 1/4" long. The interior desigh is of three parts- an outer ring of four gold leaf and four embroidered diamonds (two cerise, two avocado). the next ring has a row of ten gold leaf diamonds, a row of embroidered dragons in leaf diamonds, then six embroidered deamonds (two acocado, two rust). Ther desigh nearest the crown is a running key in rust. The chin strad is plain white material, attached to the larger reinforcing ring with string (cotton),
1990.022.004 Canoe A) Boat hull is 41" long overall. 3" wide at center, and 1-1/4" deep. It is double ended, with upswept blunt bow and stern. Both ends are decorated with black painted metal forms (simulate buffalo horns?) and metal device, consisting of a coiled wire snake-like piece approx 5" long; one end features a trio of beads and a cloth fuzzy decoration, while on the other end features the coiled wire with the fuzzy thing directly attached. Enter hull is painted black with decorative gold designs. The interior of the hull is painted red and there are eleven red seats (braces) and one balck one. A monfilament line linds all aeats. Two poles, 19 1/4" x 1/4" diam. are mounted onm the seats. Secureed with wire, and a U-shaped staple (?) is stuck in black as the hull with identical gold chevron decorations; paddles are approx. 6 1/2" overall, with ablade approx,. 1/2" at widest point, tapering for 3" to round shaft handle (B) Model base is 8" long (Incl. decorations) by 2 7/8". Each end is curved to fit the boat hull. Decoratively shaped into U-shape on sides and bottom joined by a single bar 1/4" x 3/8" x 6 1/2". Entire piece is hull black, gold decorated. A- Boat B- Stand C- M- Paddles Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.005 Pipe, mouth A musical instrument, essentially a hand-held wind organ. Routeen bamboo tubes joines in two seven-tubesegments, with a shared air chamer made of carved wood. Tubes vary in length; 4x 41 1/8", 2 x 29 3/4", 2 x 26 1/2", 2 x 24 7/8", 2 x 23 1/8, 2 x 22 1/8. Tubes also vary in diameter, from 3/8" (outside) to 1/2" (outside). Length and diameter determime tone. Sound is proveded by a reed in each pipe. Each pipe also has a fingering hold, which is, essentially an on-off device. The tubes are bound togerher with fiber wrap at two places-20 3/4" and 32 1/2" from the square end of the instrument. The air chamber ( 5 x 2" at the widest point) has an elongated oval shape. One end features an indented moupiece, while the other is a decorative carved solid. The air chambeeris secured to the tubes with a black substance; it is 9 1/2" from the square end of the instrument. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.006 Bowl Buddhist Monk's metal donation bowl, with pressed sheet metal top (B), base (C) and saffron colored cloth carrying bag with strap (D). Bowl is made of eight pieces of iron, seven of which are welded together to form the bowl. The eighyh constitutes the rim, and is welded to all the others. The carrying bag is one piece, cut to conform to bowl's shape and reinforced at the bottom juncture with an additional piece of the same material. is orange. The bowl top is pressed gold-colored sheet metal, with embossed Buddhist figure and decorative embellishments on upper surface. The base is identical sheet metal, two truncated cones joined at the smaller ends. 1990.22.6c Base: HT. 2 3/7 " Diameter 3 1/8" max. 3 1/2" min. 1990.22.6 b Top: HT. 1 7/8" Diameter 8 1/2" max. 7" min. 1990.22. 6d Carrying bag: HT. 16" max. Width 11 1/4" max. Strap 42" long (saffron material exterior/white cloth undersidr)
1990.022.007 Bowl Buddhist monk's metal donation bowl (a), with gilt metal top (b) and base (c). Bowll made of eight pieces of iron, seven of which are welded together to form the bowl. The eighyh constitutes the rim, and is welded to all the others. The bowl top is pressed sheet metal, with embossed buddhist figure and decorative flourishes on the upper surface. There is a gilt paint decoration of unknown significance on the rim of the bowl. The base is slso pressed sheet metal, two truncatedcones, sleeved togetherat the smaller ends, then pressure joined. (c) Base: HT. 2 3/8" DIAM. 5 1/8" max. 3 1/2" min. (b) Top: HT. 1 7/8" max. DIAM. 8 1/2" max. 7" min. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.008 Bottle Water Bottle Undecorated natural gourd shaped like a small ball on top of a larger one. Handle is also plant material (split bamboo?) cinched around juncture of small and large forms of gourd. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.009 Bottle Water Bottle Undecorated natural gourd shaped likea snall ball on top of a larger one. Handle is also plant material (split bamboo) cinched around juncture of small (top) and large (bottom) forms of gourd. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.010 Bottle Water Bottle Undecorated natural gourd shaped like an elongated small ball on top of a larger, more spherical one. Handle is also plant materisl (split bamboo) cinched around juncture of small and large forms. Small, irregular dabs of green (paint?) on upper shoulder larger form. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.011 Bottle Water Bottle Undecorated natural gourd shaped like a small ball top of a larger one. Handle is also plant material (split bamboo) cinched around juncture of small and large form of gourd. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.012 Crossbow Large crossbow of unidentified hardwood. Bow is approxamitely 3/4" thick (max), tapering to twin carved bowstring tangs at ends. Stock is approxamitely 3/4" thick (max), tapering to approxamitely 3/8" at butt. Bow is decorated with 16 woven fiber (rattan?). All are loose, can fall off, front of stock- part trotruding beyond junction with bow- is decorated with diamond crosswatch carving. Trigger appears to be bone, with cotton twine buffer pad to protect stock from bowstring. Bowstring braided to form loops. One loop secured with additional string, one not. Center of string is reinforced by fiber (rattan?) wrapping. Additional note: Top of stock is grooved approxamitely 1/8" deep for 9 1/8" from forward end to accept dart. Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.013 Crossbow Crossbow of particularly dark, dense hardwoods, with arms 5/8" thick (max.) and stock 3/4" thick ( max.). Arms are 1 1/2" high (frontal view). Tapering to 1" near ends, where they are carved ro smaller tangs to accept bow loops. Stock tapers (in curved lines on bottom, straight on top) for max. Height of 2" to 1 1/8" at narrowest point, and back up to 1 1/4" at butt. Top of stock is grooved approximately 1/8" deep for 7 1/4" from fromt to accept dart. Trigger missing from its receptacle. Bowstringis 31" long, made of twisted fibros material. Apparently spliced and braided at ends to form loops. The loops and center of bowstring are reinforced with (rattan?) wrapping. There is an additional small loop of fibrous material on one end of bowstring; its functionis unknown.
1990.022.014 Crossbow (a) crossbow of two woods. Arms are darker, denser. Bow is 5/8" thick (max), and 1 5/8" high (frontal view). Tapers to 3/4" where its carved to form smaller tangs to accept bow loops. Two decorative bands of woven fiber are attached to the base of each arm. Stock is very plain, cross -hatched in front of bow arms, carved with 1/8" deep groove for 9 3/8" from front -groove is for dart. trigger is wood (b), Stock is 2 1/4" high (max), front tapers to1 1/4" at trigger, widens to 1 3/8" at butt. Bowstring is twisted riber, 38 1/4" long, spliced with additional material and braided at ends to form loops. Middle lf bowstring is reinforced with wrapping of (frattan?) fiber. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964.
1990.022.015 Quiver Quiver is undercorated bamboo tube with two drilled holes in line at 4 3/4" from the top. The carrying cord, of twisted, jute-like fiber, is secured to the quiver by knots inside the holes. ARROWS: 1990.22.15B-15C-Approx. 17 3/4" long, unbarbed, tail split for folded leaf fletching two wings spilt secured with cotton (?) thread. 1990.22.15D THRU 15- Appox. 17 1/4'' long. Similar to 15B, 15C in all respects. 1990.22.15I THRU 15K-Similar to 15D throu 15H, except these barbed. 1990.22.15L, 15M - Approx. 15 3/4". Slit open, not split from end. Barbed. 1990.22.15N- Approx. 14 1.4". Similar to 151 thru 15K 1990.22.15O THRU 15S- Approx. 13". Diamond-shaped leaf fletching, held in split by dark fibrous material. Barbed. 1990.22.15T, 15U-Approx.12". Similar to 15I thru15K. 1990.22.15V-Approx. 14 3/4". No fletching. Barbed. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964.
1990.022.016 Quiver Undecorated bamboo tube with fibrous carrying cord tied around it 3 7/8" from top. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964.
1990.022.017 Pipe Pipe has two component parts; a hardwood bowl of a uniform taper that suggests lathe origin, and a bamboo draw tube with no mouthpiece. The bowl is decorated with three circumferential copper wire inlays, all twisted off at the draw-tube side. The tube's only decoration is te removal of the bamboo's outer skin except for a 1" strip 1/2" from the pipe bowl.
1990.022.018 Basket
1990.022.019 Basket A foot of coiled bamboo laced together to form a tube to which is laced a tubular basket (A) and its cover (B). Basket (A) is 3 3/4" outside diameter, woven of natural and blue-dyed strips. The bottom is folded under and laced to a mad-weave pattern base. The cover (B) is also a tube, just large enough to enclose (A); it is, in effect, a sleeve. It too has its one end folded under and laced to a mad-weave piece that forms the closure. The exterior and interior patterns of (A) are identical. In (B), the exterior is a pattern of two squares separated from three similar squares by vertical lines of the same color. Each square contains two X's, one above the other. There is no carrying cord. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964.
1990.022.020 Basket A: Basket, 3 3/4" outside diameter, woven of natural and purple dyed bamboo strips. The bottom is folded under and laced to a mad-weave pattern base. B: Lid is also tube-shaped and fits down over the top of the basket. Has one end folded under and laced to a mad-weave piece that forms the closure. The exterior and interior patterns of A are identical. In B the interior is a conventional over/under weavae, whereas the exterior fetaures four squares, each of which encloses twin tri-chevron stripes. A vertical line separates each square. The carrying strap is a single band of fibrous material.
1990.022.021 Basket, Sticky Rice A: Tubular shaped basket woven of natural purple dyed bamboo strips, 4" diam. Bottom is folded under and laced to a mad-weave pattern base. B: Lid tubular shaped, fits over basket. One end folded under and laced to a mad-weave piece that forms the closure. The carrying strap is a single band of fibrous material.
1990.022.022 Basket, Winnowing Chevron-patterned bamboo strips are bound at the circumference of a round, shallow basket by heavier bands of bamboo. There is a small carrying loop attached just below the rim.
1990.022.024 Calendar Six illustrated calendar sheets in Laotian script with white cover sheet which features Laotian script abbreviations and the year 2506, all in red ink, above a print three-headed elephant. All bound at top with metal clinch bar. Illustrations of rural farm life. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964.
1990.022.025 Skirt Women's. Black, hand woven cotton yardage with one thin pattern (1") of blue stripes, a second, wider (4 1/4") pattern of blue stripes, and a major pattern (8 1/4") of multicolor stripes running: yellow green black rust black white/rust/black black yellow green rust black rust/green/yellow/rust black rust green/white/black/rust black repeat/in reverse Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964.
1990.022.026 Sash Man's Handwoven cotton fabric with white borders (1/2") and white center (1 3/4"). Colored stripes (1 1/4" ) are black, rust, green, rust ,black, black, black/white combinations,rust, black/orange mix, are repeated. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964.
1990.022.027 Skirt Girl's Skirt material of brown and black horizontal stripes, essentially sewn into a tube. The top is altered to afford a neat fold, with a clasp, as well as a hook and eye. The lower 4 1/2" of the skirt is a sewn-on embroidered piece featuring diamonds,crosses, and hourglasss figures arranged in rows in orange, yellow, blue-gray, red, and gold, thread.
1990.022.028 Bag Reinforced multicolored synthetic cloth tube with black soft synthetic cloth addition sewn into one end and black reinforced bottom which is also coverd with the black material. The black top addition has two coiled black draw/carrying strings sewn onto it. The multicolored synthetic cloth has black, with the top and botton border of white zig zag design . Between the borders are designs in red yelow and blue. One such row of designs is at the very upper lip of the tube. Machine embroidered. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.029 Knife Scabbard (a) is a tapered form of bamboo slats, secured at the open end by lacing (bamboo? rattan), and at the bottom, or closed, end by a hide sheath. The knife (b), has a blade 10 3/4" long fitted into a gently tapered wooden handle 6" . The blade is curved, 2 1/8" deep at maximum and 1" where it joins the handle. the handle has a welded matal reinforcing band a juncture of blade and handle. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.031 Cover Blue cloth cover with pattern f white flowers with purple centers and lines of white dots. The bottom half of the cloth is divided into two hemmed rectangular skirts' the top half forms a semi-circle. At the juncture is a sewn-on drawstring tube, one above each skirt, with drawstrings.
1990.022.032 Cover Blue cloth cover with pattern of white flowers with purple venters and lines of white dots. The bottom half of the cloth is divided into two hemmed rectangular skirts; the top half forms a semi-circle. At the juncture is a sewn-on drawing tube, one above each skirt, with drawstrings. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.033 Scoop Scoop A bamboo handle 7 3/8" long, into which is fitted a woven bamboo scoop 5 7/8" long. The open part of the scoop is a blunt oval, while the basket tapers from its 3 1/4" depth to about 1/2" where it joins the handle. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.034 Bracelet Oval bracelet of solid brass with incised design. Style ( nearly flat sides and interior surface; flattened ends) suggest Lahu, Akha, or Lisu. Design is two lines across outer surface=, then three line joined by cross-hatching #, thus: * peoples of the golden triangle GN 635 .T4 Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.035 Bracelet Oval bracelet of solid brass with incised design. Style ( nearly flat sides and interior surface; flattened ends) suggests Lahu, Akah, or Lisu*. Desigh is semicircular lines, approximately 1" running, then 1" running, thus * peoples of the golden triangle GN 635 ,T4 Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.036 Doll Doll dressed in traditional lao formal wear. Her hair is done in a right leaning bun, secured by a looped gold-bead band. Her necklace is of the same desigh material. She wears amaroon bouse with a foulard like pattern with a gold brocade collar and lapels. Her sash is similar material, but wider. The ankle-length skirt is made of red, black, and yellow horizontally striped bands sewn togerher. The lower fifth of the skirt is gold brocade similar to the sash and collar. The doll is affixed to a wooden base by two metal spikes that penetratesup the legs. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.037 Iron Brass clothes iron of conventional hand iron shape. Handle is rough finished yellow brass, boltedto iron. Grip is red-painted wood, notice at ends to fit handle; fixed with nails through handle. Catch which securs swivel top of iron is of same brass as a handle, shaped like a rooster. External components of iron are cast brass; top is secured to bottom by a hinge- rod that passed through ears at the rear of both top and bottom. Top has a scalloped lower edge. Botttom has several holes on each side near base. Plus one elongated hole at the end. Latter is covered by a bolted-on aluminun swivel plate; hole is for emptying charcoal ash from the bottom's cavity. Charcoal provided heat for ironing. A cast iron tray ( 6" x 3" x 3/4" ) fits inside cavity to keep burning material from contact with brass floor. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.039 Basket A: Detachable funnel has a stick handle, approx. 3" long, wrapped in coiled rattan? One end is detached. Conical woven foum creating a barrier, inserted point down in fishing creel to restrain fish from escaping. Bamboo? strips are bent around a acircular frame of small twigs, then braided to form a foundation. The long ends of the strios remain free, slanting in ward to form the cone shape. Fish slide in easily, and cannot jump out. B: Bulb-shaped hand -woven basket, open top wint detachable funnel of guard spears inside throat of basket to restrain fish. Strong carrying strap attached to two integral woven loops on opposing sides of basket. Rour wooden peg feet,attached to basket cross-bar frame.
1990.022.041 Bell Three brass bells, each with a sheet brass lotus leaf form attached to the clapper, withall bells strung on a red cord. Largest bell is 6" diameter, 2 1/2" tall Medium bell is 5" diameter, 2" tall Small bell is 4 1/1" diameter, 2" tall Large bell is cadt with a fitgure (legless dragon? Naga?) in bas-relief. Other bells are cast undecorated; leaves are undecorated. Bell clappers are connected to bells by wire looped through a hole in top of the bell. Leaves are connected to clappers with S-hooks. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.042 Bracelet
1990.022.043 Bracelet, brass
1990.022.043 Bracelet Cast brass bracelet approximately 1/8" thick, Flared ends create a "saddle" shape. Gap in casting allows donning removal. Interior shows casting irregularities. Primary design of exterior is group of three spirals, joined. These are enclosed in "frames" of plain lines as well as a column that looks like knitting. There is a horizontal pattern paralleling eah side of the opening and two adjacent vertival repetitions in the bracelet's center. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.044 Toy A construction of brass wire that, when closed, forms two hemispheres joined back to back, and which ipens to an hourglass shape. Two brass rings 2 1/4" in diameter are commected by ten brass half-loops of the same material. The half -loops are held togerher by black tubes (rubber? plastic?) forming a join 1 1/4" in diameter. Seven additional half -loops are connected to the two 2 1/4" rings by bent loops that allow them to swing open. There are eight beads strung on the 2 1/4" rings-two each of blue, green, white, and pink. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.045 Lock A sheet steel tube, plugged and sealed at one end, with a metal key (B) consisting of a threaded shaft with a loop handle a steel band, welded to the lovk body (A) provides the anchor for the half-circle shaped hasp; the latter is held at one end by a rivet, allowing it to pivot. Note: Collected in Laos,1962-1964
1990.022.046 Lock A sheet steel tube with a metal key (B) consisting of a threaded shaft with a loop handle. A steel loop, welded to the lock body (A) provides the anchor for the Hasp; it's held in place by a loose rivet. Allowing it to pivot. Half-circle shaped. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.047 Metal Bowl Undecorated metal bowl, apparently copper plated. Metal seem to have been turned instead of cast or forged. Manufacturer's (?) marks on bottom. Bowl is wider than it is tall, not spherical; it rests on a circular foot. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.048 Pipe Bamboo pipe (a) slightly cancave bend on side of major component, from which a much smaller tube, 3 1/2" long by 1 1/2" in circumference, extends outward at about a 30 degree angle. The actual bowl of the pipe (b) is fitted to the end of the small tube and measures 2 1/4" in length and 6 1/4" in circumference. The bowl is well burned inside and decorated ouside with a series of incised patterns. The major tube is also decorated where the smaller tube connects. The decoration is of incised lines. Two are cercumferential. Six form a series of eight small Xed squares forms the center panel of the design. A metal puramid-shaped clip reinforces the main tube at the juncture with the smaller. The draw end of the pipe is light colored. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.049 Pipe Pipe has three components: an ornate brass receptacle and tube 8 7/8" overall length; a bamboo center piece 4" in length, tapered at end opposite the bradd mouth piece, which is actually aspent cartridge case (markings-L, 0. 53). 1990.22.49 a - mouthpiece 1990.22.49 b -receptacle
1990.022.050 Gong Tapered brass rim 2 3/4" high which appears to be welded to the brass face. The latter features a "dimple" in its center- 3 3/4" diameter and 1 5/8" high. There are two carrying cord holes in the rim ( but no cord) and a rectangular (3/4" x 1/4" ) hole ( of uncertain purpose) in the face. Overall shape is circular, with reverse curved rim. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.051 Gong Raised brass gong with 1 3/4" high rim. Center " dimple" is 1 38" high by 3 3/8" diameter. Surface deeply scored by hammer marks. Two holes marks. Two holes drilled in rim hold carrying cord (nylon?). Circular shape, boss in center, outer lip reverse curved. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.052 Gong Raised circular brass gong with 2 3/4" high rim and "dimple" in center of face ( 2" high and 4" in diameter). Two holes in rim hold ( rattan ? ) carrying cord. Surface heavily scored from shaping hammering. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
1990.022.053 Bric-a-brac Water buffalo horn, polished, fitted into hand carved inset in hardwood block measuring 7" x 2" x 5 3/4" at base, tapered to 5 1/2" x 4 at top. Note: Collected in Laos, 1962-1964
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