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Handkerchief

Off-white fine cotton, basket motif.

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Book cover

Embroidered book cover; no book. Ivory silk embroidered with dandelions in yellow, green, grey thread. Gold-coloured cording around edges. Gold silk interior with dandelion seeds embroidered in grey thread on ivory silk interior folds. Mid-17th century design.

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Bag

Beige silk evening bag, embroidered in peacock and floral motif; Chinese silk; European embroidery. Heavy gold thread attaches jade green coloured handles at top.

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Purse

Beige linen material with pulled-thread design and applied crochet decoration.

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Cushion

(a) Small cushion; cream satin wrapped square, poufed corners.; (b) Embroidered gauze square sits over top [not attached]: in two shades of blue thread, monogram 'J.W.' in English script, with 'Apr. 16, 1903' below; decorative border.

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Table runner

Heavyweight linen cloth with crewel work across bottom and embroidered design around bottom and sides of cloths; buttonhole and cross stitch; blue, red, green.

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Dresser runner

Heavyweight linen cloth with crewel work across bottom and embroidered design around bottom and sides of cloths; buttonhole and cross stitch; blue.

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Embroidery panel

Beige linen with sampler-style silk embroidered squares on bottom half.

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Shawl

Pink and yellow floral embroidered border on rust-coloured silk; fringed; square

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Table centrepiece

Square lace border around circular centre; 2 birds facing each other at corners

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Lace Band

Circular, continuous lace band; floral pattern

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Carpet

Punched on plain weaving; originally 4 single long strips (here joined together); stepped chevrons of varying widths ornamented throughout with a simple trellis

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Panel

Embroidered stylized bird and tulip decoration in reds, greens and deep blue

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Midnight Grass

Black and charcoal woven hanging with long fringe at bottom

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Sampler

Embroidered sampler; verse embroidered at left; elk or deer at b.l. and b.r.; inner border of potted plants; outer border of geometric design; inscriptions at t.r.

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Palampor

Central section of embroidered palampor; blue satin; overall decoration of floral scroll with large, dense flower heads, small-scale birds with heads twisted backwards; double-headed eagle with coronet in circular motif at centre; gold leaf thread throughout; silk fringe border

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Chai-Sha mantle

Embroidered chai-sha mantle (type of prescribed clothing for Buddhist monks) composed of vertical, rectangular compartments each containing religious figures or symbols; total number of figures (100) represent 100 manifestations of the Buddha nature; ornamental border of dragon figures across t. and b.

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Carpet

Floral, mosaic appliqué in red, green, brown, blue and pink with purple velvet border; gold and brown silk fringe border

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Drapery

Five pairs of draperies; Red Damask with large palmetto design; silk ball fringe

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Valence

Four valences; Red Damask with large palmetto design; silk ball fringe

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Tablecloth

Dark red Damask table cover

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Shawl

Square Paisley shawl/spread in green, red, black, grey and yellow; fringe at either end in alternating colours of green, maroon, grey and black

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Flight of King Darius

Woven tapestry depicting the Flight of King Darius; two riders in turbans, the nearer one with a drawn sword, the other with a shield; horses charging to the right; hill landscape at left with an army and single riders; soldiers in foreground; large border with escutcheon and medallions and Latin inscription

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Embroidery sample

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Embroidery sample

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