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    Buddhist devotional hanging

    Unknown artist, Tibetan, Tibet
    Buddhist devotional hanging, late 18th - early 19th century
    Appliqued silk satin weave, with silk compound weave borders
    Length: 118.1 cm (46 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.433

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    Cocktail dress

    Pierre Cardin, designer
    French, b. 1922
    Cocktail dress, ca.1970
    Wool, mirrored chrome metal; crepe-twist yarn, chain-link, appliqué, plain weave
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Gift of Isabelle Weinstein 1986.228.16

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Manchu
    Women’s shoes, early 20th century
    Silk damask weave with silk applque and embroidery; sole of leather and cotton cording
    Gift of Phyllis L. Shelton 1999.40.3

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    Chasuble

    Unknown artist, English
    Chasuble, Late 15th Century
    Ribbed silk and wool ground embellished with metallic and silk yarn embroidery
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 15.011

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    Tracey Emin by Tracey Emin

    Tracey Emin
    English, b. 1963
    Tracey Emin by Tracey Emin, 2001 - 2005
    Appliqué and embroidery on fabric
    52.1 x 60.3 cm (20 1/2 x 23 3/4 inches)
    Richard Brown Baker Fund for Contemporary British Art 2008.4

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    Dress

    Manish Arora
    Indian, b.1972
    Dress, 2008
    Synthetic-yarn plain weave with laser-cut PVC applique, metallic trim, and sequin and bead embellishment
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.21.1

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    Woman's shirt

    Rei Kawakubo, designer
    Japanese, b. 1942
    Comme des Garçons, design house
    Japanese, est. 1969
    Woman’s shirt, 2008
    Cotton, sequins; jersey knit, screenprinted, appliqué
    Center back length: 63.5 cm (25 inches)
    Museum Purchase 2009.66