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Catalog # Name Description
1 ED1998.8.13 Vest Woolen poncho style cardigan, open in the front with ties. Beige with black and grey geometric design on back.  ED1998.8.13 (Vest) image
2 ED1999.6.1 Bag Small bag (9 x 10cm) embroidered with stylized animals on the front, a geometric design on the back. Cream canvas with a red drawstring. Includes a pamphlet on the Reserva Ecologica Huitepec (Huitepec Ecological Reserve), which is located in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. The pamphlet and bag are made by Pronatura, which is the largest Mexican environmental conservation group.  The text in the pamphlet relates the etiological myth from the Popol Vuh that explains why rabbits have long ears. The hero twins tried turning the forest of Huitepec into cornfields, and the animals interferred. The rabbit was punished by being pulled by the ears, making them longer.  "Los Mayas han tenido siempre un gran respeto por la naturaleza uno de sus cuentos, que fue escrito en el antiguo libro, El Popol Vuh, y que hoy mismo se sigue  relatando, dice como los heroes trataron de hacer milpa en el bosque y sus hermanos, los animales lo impidieron. Segun Manuel Arias de Chenalho; “Distintos animales llegaron a recitar: yokan te, yokan’ak’ yokan emol, yokan’amal (levantense arboles, bejucos montanas y selvas). Y se levanta la montana. Y dijo el Kox al conejo menor, estas jodiendo mi trabajo” y lo agarro por las orejas haciéndoselas mas largas Si, dijo el conejo porque no es tu lugar aqui.  La gente debe trabajar y hacer su milpa pero algunos lugares se deben dejar en paz. Diseno tradicional de Chenalho de conejo que hablo con el Kox. Porque el Kox jalo sus orejas, hoy los conejos las tienen largas." ED1999.6.1 (Bag) image
3 ED1999.6.3 Weaving Sample of Chiapas style weaving, meant to be displayed as a wall hanging.  ED1999.6.3 (Weaving) image
4 ED2002.2.1 Blanket Woolen blanket, mainly beige with multi-color design.  ED2002.2.1 (Blanket) image
5 ED2019-101 Scarf, Offering Tibetan, white silk offering scarf  ED2019-101 (Scarf, Offering) image
6 ED2019-102 Kite A silk fish kite from Japan ED2019-102 (Kite) image
7 ED2019-124 Scarf Blue Silk Scarf, likely from Asia ED2019-124 (Scarf) image
8 ED2019-125 Tunic Tibetan meditation shirt.  ED2019-125 (Tunic) image
9 ED2019-126 Blanket Northwest Coast. Miniature example of a ceremonial button blanket. Sheet included with object: "Represented family crests, proclaim rank, and the social status of the wearer. That status was and is reinforced by the robe's acclimation of cosmic support - power- the history of which has been validated properly and prepetuated through time (Robes of Power, by D. Jensen and P. Sargeant). Depending on the clan the designs include raven, killer-whale, eagle, wolf. The blankets are decorated with white buttons originally brought by European traders; prior to the buttons, copper plates, dentalium, and abalone shells, as well as bullet casings were sewn on the edges of regalia because they made a tinkling, rustling noise when the wearer danced.  ED2019-126 (Blanket) image
10 ED2019-129 Cap Flat cap ED2019-129 (Cap) image
11 ED2019-134 Obi A green silk obi ED2019-134 (Obi) image
12 ED2019-135 Kimono Heavyweight kimono. Brown with white leaf and flower pattern.  ED2019-135 (Kimono) image
13 ED2019-138 Obi Brown obi with white chain design on one side, white brick design on the other.  ED2019-138 (Obi) image
14 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
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 ED2019-148 Slippers A & B. The back of the slippers read "Hand Made Slipper - RORO - 26." Likely from Africa. They are made from yellow and white striped fabric with a blue and green fruit design. The soles are white, and both slippers contain some damage as the heel of the slipper opens up. ED2019-148 (Slippers) image
19 ED2019-163 Moccasin A pair of children's moccasins.  ED2019-163 (Moccasin) image
20 ED2019-165 Beadwork An example of Eastern Woodlands (Native American) beadwork. The design is of a flower, and the sample contains blue and yellow beads. ED2019-165 (Beadwork) image
21 ED2019-169 Sweater A school uniform sweater of the Scoil Oilibhéir primary school in Cork, Ireland. The patch on the left shoulder reads "Deo Gratias - Scoil Oilibhéir." It's a size 28 and made by the Deer Park Ireland brand. ED2019-169 (Sweater) image
22 ED2019-173 Shoe Irish ghillies. A and B. Ghillies are soft shoes worn by women in Irish dance. Size 2 and made by the Irish "Inishfree" brand. ED2019-173 (Shoe) image
23 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
24 ED2019-184 Embroidery Hmong Embroidery tile. Brown cloth with red and blue applique. Green and black threading throughout tile. ED2019-184 (Embroidery) image
25 ED2019-195 Tapestry Wall hanging tapestry of a road runner, made of woven wool. Tag reads "Vikinca Ref: y-1000, 100% wool, Made in Ecuador".  ED2019-195 (Tapestry) image
26 ED2019-200 Embroidery Hmong embroidered textile square.  ED2019-200 (Embroidery) image
27 ED2019-201 Obi White silk obi. A decorative sash used to close the kimono and tie decorative bows.  ED2019-201 (Obi) image
28 ED2019-98 Embroidery Tibetan embroidery. A-D. A- yak, B- fish, C- owl, D- horse ED2019-98 (Embroidery) image
29 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
30 ED2020-5 Kimono Grey, black and red patterned. Informal kimono, most likely worn by a man in Japan. ED2020-5 (Kimono) image
31 ED2021-11 Doily An off-white crochet doily from Bosnia. Circular designs joined to create a diamond shape.  ED2021-11 (Doily) image
32 ED2021-110 Pinafore Modern reproduction of a pinafore. A white, pinstripe with two pockets on the front. The opening buttons up in the back so that the pockets are on the front side of the body. This type of garment is worn over clothing, typically a blouse or a dress, to protect the clothing underneath. The small size suggests it was made for a child to wear.  ED2021-110 (Pinafore) image
33 ED2021-112 Moccasins A pair of tan moccasins (A,B) in the style of plains Native Americans. The front of the shoes contain 7, small triangles made out of red, black, and white beads. The origin is unknown and they are replicas. With the object is a small pamphlet from the Sioux Indian Museum and Crafts Center which provides more information and pictures of authentic moccasins.  ED2021-112 (Moccasins) image
34 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
35 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
36 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
37 ED2021-12 Doily A Bosnian off-white crochet doily. Circular design with picot edge.  ED2021-12 (Doily) image
38 ED2021-125 Handkerchief A translucent, tourist handkerchief from Norway. Along the border of the piece are 12 boxes, each labeled with a different month and an image representing a different Norwegian city. In the middle of the piece is the word "NORGE" in red lettering with the words "Norway - Norwegen - Norvège - Noruega" surrounding it. ED2021-125 (Handkerchief) image
39 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
40 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
41 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
42 ED2021-146 Slippers A pair of red and brown Bosnian slippers called priglavci.  ED2021-146 (Slippers) image
43 ED2021-163 Poncho A cream-colored poncho with teal and black accent colors, likely from Latin America. Around the edge of the poncho is fringe, and the accent colors seem to make a pattern of various animals and designs around the body of the garment.
44 ED2021-164 Vest A brown vest with cream and brown accent colors, likely from Latin America. Features of this vest include a collar around the neckline, strings with tassels near the opening to tie the garment together, two front pockets, and fringe around the bottom edge. ED2021-164 (Vest) image
45 ED2021-168 Scarf A Tibetan offering scarf (also known as hada or khata) made of white silk. The fabric features darker white designs and phrases written in Tibetan. The card with the object reads: "A hada (also pronounced khata) is a long piece of silk used as a greeting gift. In Tibet, it is customary to present hada to guests, especially on the occasions of weddings and funerals. It is also common when younger people visit older people, when worshipping Buddha statues, and when bidding farewell to guests. They are usually white, which represents purity and luck. ED2021-168 (Scarf) image
46 ED2021-17 Yukata Light blue with floral design in dark blue on hem and sleeves. A Yukata is a lightweight kimono worn in the summer months. Kanji written on the inside of the right hand side of the collar.  ED2021-17 (Yukata) image
47 ED2021-177 Flag, Tibetan Prayer Tibetan prayer flags. Tibetan prayer flags are colorful, rectangular clothes strung together. They are typically hung outdoors and used to bless their surroundings. ED2021-177 (Flag, Tibetan Prayer) image
48 ED2021-179 Amulet A small, multicolored pouch (A) with a protective amulet (B) wrapped in a yellow fabric inside of it. The tag with the object reads: "This golden-yellow amulet can be found inside the colorful cloth bag. The astrological amulet, called Jamyang Serkhor (meaning "the golden wheel of Manjushri), is a general protective and harmonizing amulet of Lord Manjushri, who embodies all wisdom of Buddha. A piece of parchment printed from an ancient wooden block and inscribed with the emblems/mantras in the form of the cosmic turtle rests inside of the amulet. The amulet is used by wearing it or keeping it with personal belongings such as putting it under a pillow while sleeping, hanging it on the entrance of a home, or putting it in a car or bag. It should NEVER be removed from the yellow fabric wrapping." ED2021-179 (Amulet) image
49 ED2021-18 Pillowcase Woven decorative pillow case with a slit in the back, button closure. Geometric designs on the top and bottom, center panel with four llamas. Tassles at each corner. Brown, white, and black.  ED2021-18 (Pillowcase) image
50 ED2021-183 Moccasins A pair of light-tan, children's moccasins (A, B) with a red, yellow, white, and black border around the heel. From the Minnetonka brand.