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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED2019-101 Scarf, Offering Tibetan, white silk offering scarf  ED2019-101 (Scarf, Offering) image
2 ED2019-102 Kite A silk fish kite from Japan ED2019-102 (Kite) image
3 ED2019-120 Toy Spinning top toy from India. 2 parts.  Instructions: 1. Put the peg on the top through hole in the wooden handle. 2. Wrap black cord around the top of the peg. Wrap tightly and hold with your hand when finished. 3. Place pointed part of the top on smooth surface. 4. Hold wooden handle with one hand and grasp the string with the other. 5. Pull uickly and evenly, holding the top in place with the wooden handle. Remove the wooden handle as you finish pulling the string off.  ED2019-120 (Toy) image
4 ED2019-122 Hand Fan An example of a folding hand fan commonly found in Japan. Most likely was a tourist piece in Asia or a replica produced in the United States. ED2019-122 (Hand Fan) image
5 ED2019-124 Scarf Blue Silk Scarf, likely from Asia ED2019-124 (Scarf) image
6 ED2019-125 Tunic Tibetan meditation shirt.  ED2019-125 (Tunic) image
7 ED2019-133 Geta A pair of wooden, geta sandals (A,B) with black straps. ED2019-133 (Geta) image
8 ED2019-134 Obi A green silk obi ED2019-134 (Obi) image
9 ED2019-135 Kimono Heavyweight kimono. Brown with white leaf and flower pattern.  ED2019-135 (Kimono) image
10 ED2019-136 Figurine 4 miniature models (A-D) of the terracotta soldier statues that were buried with Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, upon his death. ED2019-136 (Figurine) image
11 ED2019-137 Service, Tea Japanese tea set, including tea pot, sake flask, and four cups.  ED2019-137 (Service, Tea) image
12 ED2019-138 Obi Brown obi with white chain design on one side, white brick design on the other.  ED2019-138 (Obi) image
13 ED2019-140 Koshihimo 6 Pink Koshihimo Belts (A-F). Koshihimo are soft, wide strings, usually pink or white, used to tie the kimono or yukata and keep it from opening.  ED2019-140 (Koshihimo) image
14 ED2019-141 Kite This style of windsock is known as a Koinobori, meaning "carp streamer". These are traditionally flown in Japan as a part of the Children's Day celebrations.  ED2019-141 (Kite) image
15 ED2019-144 Obi-Ita Pink Floral Waist band. An obi-ita is a stuctured band with a thin elestic band on either side that goes over the obi to help keep it straight.  ED2019-144 (Obi-Ita) image
16 ED2019-145 Obi-Makura An Obi makura. Small, padded pillow within a thin white cloth. Placed under the bow or tie of the obi to give it more structure.  ED2019-145  (Obi-Makura) image
17 ED2019-147 Paper Lantern Two red, Chinese paper lanterns (A,B). In China, people commonly use paper lanterns during festivals, holidays, or similar events. ED2019-147 (Paper Lantern) image
18 ED2019-162 Geta Black, wooden geta sandals (A,B) with red straps from Japan. ED2019-162 (Geta) image
19 ED2019-182 Embroidery Hmong embroidery square. Brown piece of square fabric with sown on red designs. (Border, 2 zig-zag designs in each corner, and a straight line in each corner.) The center design is white and the mirrored red corner designs. Green dots are sown in the brown spaces and on top of the white designs. T shapes in green thread make a border around the straight lines. White thread borders 2 sides of the brown square. Brown thread borders the opposite sides of the brown square. ED2019-182 (Embroidery) image
20 ED2019-184 Embroidery Hmong Embroidery tile. Brown cloth with red and blue applique. Green and black threading throughout tile. ED2019-184 (Embroidery) image
21 ED2019-192 Game a-e. Sho, a Tibetan dice game. Red bag contains: a wooden cup, dice mat, instructions, and blue bag (containing 2 dice, 9 blue coins, 9 yellow coins, 9 purple coins, and 64 cowrie shells).  a: red bag b: wooden cup c: dice mat d: blue bag e: instructions ED2019-192 (Game) image
22 ED2019-200 Embroidery Hmong embroidered textile square.  ED2019-200 (Embroidery) image
23 ED2019-201 Obi White silk obi. A decorative sash used to close the kimono and tie decorative bows.  ED2019-201 (Obi) image
24 ED2019-93 Beads, Prayer Tibetan mala prayer beads. Mala beads are like rosary beads, which are used for meditation. These mala are made of rosewood, which is believed to be good for the skin, improving circulation and strengthening an individual's aura while repelling negative energy. A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit bead called a 'sumeru'. Mala beads are tools used to keep one focused on the meditation practice. The mala are moved in rhythm with breathing and saying a mantra, so that sleep and mental distractions are prevented. The mala is traditionally held in the right hand.  ED2019-93 (Beads, Prayer) image
25 ED2019-98 Embroidery Tibetan embroidery. A-D. A- yak, B- fish, C- owl, D- horse ED2019-98 (Embroidery) image
26 ED2020-4 Socks, Tabi A set of 2 white tabi socks detached from the packaging (A,B) and the packaging with 2 more socks still attached (C). The packaging contains Japanese writing as well as the sizing stickers on the socks. "For women, size 22-24cm." ED2020-4 (Socks, Tabi) image
27 ED2020-5 Kimono Grey, black and red patterned. Informal kimono, most likely worn by a man in Japan. ED2020-5 (Kimono) image
28 ED2021-100 Stamp, Wood A set of 12 (A-L) hand carved, wooden stamps with various images and patterns (i.e.. horse, floral, leaves). They are covered in dried-up paint of various colors from previous uses. This type of stamp is popular in India. ED2021-100 (Stamp, Wood) image
29 ED2021-101 Pot, Cooking An aluminum cooking pot (B) with a lid (A), otherwise known as a patila in India. According to the information card included with the pot, it can function as a saucepan, soup pot, or stewing pot. Neither the pot or the lid have handles, a commonality among Indian cookware.  ED2021-101 (Pot, Cooking) image
30 ED2021-102 Bracelet A bracelet from India made of brass. It's a C-shaped piece of jewlery with a chain pattern on the front. ED2021-102 (Bracelet) image
31 ED2021-103 Figurines Two brass figurines from India. The first figurine (A) is a small elephant with some accessories on its back and trunk. The second figurine (B) is a horse/donkey with accessories on its back and head. ED2021-103 (Figurines) image
32 ED2021-105 Cup, Katori A small, metal cup called a katori in Hindi. The tag attached with the katori reads: "Small food cups (katoris) - These are used on the Thali for the more liquid curries and for curds." A thali is an Indian-style platter of different dishes. ED2021-105 (Cup, Katori) image
33 ED2021-106 Serving Plate A metal serving plate called a Thali in Hindi. In India, thalis are used to serve a platter of different dishes, each in their own individual cup or katori.  ED2021-106 (Serving Plate) image
34 ED2021-108 Anklet A metal, Indian anklet, called a payal. The anklet has two strands with sets of bells placed at intervals on the strands. On the clasp is the @ symbol (possibly a brand symbol) and a set of bells. ED2021-108 (Anklet) image
35 ED2021-109 Gopichand A string instrument from India played by plucking the string the stretches from the handle to the drum. This object is missing the string and the tuning nob at the top of the handle (where an empty hole sits). It is brown with a small drum end connected to a long handle that attaches to two sides of the drum.  Sticker on the front of the instrument reads "BINA - Bina Musical Store - Made in India."
36 ED2021-111 Ball, Sepak Takraw A sepak takraw ball made from a woven wood material. The game of sepak takraw is native to southeast Asia and is popular in countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, and the Philippines. The game resembles volleyball but players are only allowed to use their feet, knees, or head to touch the ball.
37 ED2021-113 Rug A small rug from China. The main color is red and there are two images of buildings (possibly temples or palaces) at the top half of the rug. The bottom half of the rug features more colorful designs and two columns running from top to bottom, as if they're holding up the images of the buildings. Other colors in the rug include dark blue, yellow, green, and white. The tag on the bottom of the rug reads "Swan Brand - Velveteen Rugs." ED2021-113 (Rug) image
38 ED2021-114 Kimono A pink kimono (A) from Japan. Accent colors include light purple, dark green, orange, white, black, and gold. Images of flowers, cranes, ribbons, and wheelbarrows cover the fabric. Also includes a pink belt (B) to tie around the waist after putting on the kimono. ED2021-114 (Kimono) image
39 ED2021-115 Kimono A long, black kimono from Japan. Accent colors include red, blue, green, and white. Images of flowers, leaves, and berries cover the fabric. There is no manufacturer tag. ED2021-115 (Kimono) image
40 ED2021-117 Tea Table A small, tea table made from bamboo. The table has a square table top and 4 legs connected to each other by small sticks. Likely a tourist piece from Asia. ED2021-117 (Tea Table) image
41 ED2021-121 Coin 5 yen coin from Japan.  ED2021-121 (Coin) image
42 ED2021-122 Chopsticks Two sets of chopsticks from Japan. On the first pair (A) are the colors blue and brown, with a white floral pattern covering the blue top of the sticks. The sticker on the front of the packaging reads "non-slip" in Japanese. The second pair (B) are pink with images of beach balls and a Japanese girl covering the sticks. The back of the packaging provides washing and handling directions written in Japanese. The top of the packaging, on the white tag, reads "non-slip" in Japanese, also. ED2021-122 (Chopsticks) image
43 ED2021-123 Teacup A teacup from Japan, often called a yunomi. These cups do not have a handle like European teacups. This particular yunomi is dark orange with images of cranes decorating the side. The bottom of the cup has a couple of Japanese characters and the word "JAPAN" written in black. It is made of a ceramic material. ED2021-123 (Teacup) image
44 ED2021-124 Teacup A teacup from Japan, often called a yunomi. This cup has no handle unlike European teacups. Blue and white images of wildlife and other objects cover the side of the cup. The Japanese characters on the side of the cup translate to "Kirishima" which suggests that this cup is a tourist piece from the Japanese city of Kirishima. ED2021-124 (Teacup) image
45 ED2021-126 Tapestry An orange tapestry with various patterns made with white and brown accent colors. When unfolded, it is fairly big. It was made by the brand Marketplace: Handwork of India which is a not-for-profit organization that employs women in Mumbai with fair wages and non-exploitative work. ED2021-126 (Tapestry) image
46 ED2021-127 Shoes A pair of black, kung fu shoes (A,B). Kung fu shoes are lightweight with plastic or rubber soles to help people grip the floor when practicing kung fu, tai chi, or similar activities. This particular pair are size 26 in China (size 10 for children in the United States) and have hard, brown, plastic soles. On the sole is the name of the brand (Gongfu), the words "Made in China", and the size of the shoes (26). ED2021-127 (Shoes) image
47 ED2021-13 Bagh Chal Bagh Chal is a strategy game that originated in Nepal. The game consists of a board incised with a grid (A), 4 tiger figures, 20 goat figures, and a bag to hold the pieces (B).  It is a two player with one playing the tigers, while the other plays the goats. For the tigers, the objective of the game is to eliminate four goats from the board. For the goats, the object is to trap the tigers so they cannot move. The rules of the game are as following:  - The person playing the tigers starts by placing one tiger in each of the board's four corners.  - The person playing the goats then places one goat on any of the board's coordinates. (A coordinate is a spot where two or more lines intersect). - A tiger may now move once space towards the goat in an effort to jump it. If the tiger can jump the goat in a straight line to a free space (in a move similar to chekcers), the goat is thereyby eliminated and removed from the board.  - In each turn a goat is placed on the board until all the goats are in play (unless being jumped has already eliminated them). A goat cannot move around the baord until all the goats are in play.  - A tiger can only move one space in each turn. A jump does nto entitle a tiger to another turn. A tiger can jump more than one goat in a single move, however, if it has the opportunity to do so.  - Once all the goats are placed on the board, they are free to move. A goat can only move one space in a single turn.  - If the tigers eliminate four goats, the tigers win.  - If the goats are able to trap the tigers and prevent them from moving, while losing no more than three goats, the goats win the game.  ED2021-13 (Bagh Chal) image
48 ED2021-131 Geta A pair of geta shoes (A,B) from Japan. This set, likely a tourist piece, contain 2 wooden prongs on the bottom and red-covered rope on the top to keep the feet in place. These wooden sandals originate from Japan and were used for various reasons throughout the centuries such as distinguishing rank among officials and keeping kimonos from dragging on the ground. ED2021-131 (Geta) image
49 ED2021-14 Bookmark Front: Gray silk embroidered with purple flowers. Back: off-white cotton with Chinese characters printed in black. Note with object states: "Made in Nanking, China, 1922". ED2021-14 (Bookmark) image
50 ED2021-152 Wind Chime A metal wind chime from India, likely from the Kutch district of India where Ghantadi (the art of metal bell crafting) is popular. This wind chime contains four gold-colored metal bells of varying sizes. The heart-shaped base of the wind chime is black with a short chain on top. ED2021-152 (Wind Chime) image