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    Seven-column priest's robe with court-dance theme

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Seven-column priest’s robe with court-dance theme, 1736
    Silk compound weave with supplementary silk and gold-leaf paper patterning wefts
    Length: 210.8 cm (83 inches)
    Bequest of Lucy T. Aldrich 55.408

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    Cloth of Gold

    Unknown artist, French, Lyons; Lyon
    Cloth of Gold, ca. 1750-1769
    Silk and metallic thread ribbed weave with discontinuous patterning wefts
    Length: 129.5 cm (51 inches)
    Gift of Marshall H. Gould 46.256

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    Man's Sash (Patka)

    Unknown artist, Persian, India
    Man’s Sash (Patka), 1700-1750
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread compound weave; continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
    325.1 x 64.8 cm (128 x 25 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.529

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    Dress

    Attributed to Callot Soeurs
    French, 1895 - 1937
    Dress, 1923
    Pleated silk, leno weave with red and gold metallic brocade, and black velvet trim
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.6

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    Dress

    Callot Soeurs
    French, 1895 - 1937
    Dress, ca. 1920
    Silk; metallic yarn; beads
    Length: 121.9 cm (48 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Barbara Deering Danielson 82.308.1

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Italian, Italy
    Textile fragment, 16th century
    Silk
    Length: 27.9 cm (11 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.188

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian, Florence
    Textile fragment, 1500-1549
    Silk; linen
    Length: 39.1 cm (15 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Richard Greenleaf Museum Collection 52.241

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    Textile length

    Michel Dubost, designer
    French, 1879-1952
    F. Ducharne, manufacturer
    French, 1920-present
    Textile length, 1920s
    Silk, metallic yarn; compound weave
    Length: 46.4 cm (18 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 44.275.4

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    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Kesa)

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Kesa), 1786 - 1838
    Silk and gold-leaf gilt-paper discontinuous supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 226.1 cm (89 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.284

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    Apparel fabric

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Apparel fabric, early 1920s
    Silk- and metallic paper-wrapped threads in a compound weave with continuous supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 69.2 cm (27 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Miss Teiko Sasaki 54.157

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    Sari

    Unknown artist, Indian, Uttar Pradesh; Varanasi
    Sari, late 19th Century
    Silk, metallic-wrapped thread; continuous and discontinuous supplementary weft
    Length: 537.2 cm (211 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.319

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    Man's Coat (Chogha)

    Unknown artist, Indian, Uttar Pradesh; Varanasi
    Man’s Coat (Chogha), late 18th century
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread compound weave
    Center back length: 122.6 cm (48 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.264

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    Gazelle en Fer

    After Edgar Brandt
    French, 1880-1960
    Orinoko Mills, manufacturer
    American
    Gazelle en Fer, ca. 1925
    Cotton; rayon
    154.9 x 129.5 cm (61 x 51 inches)
    Edgar J. Lownes Fund 1995.056

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    Textile Length

    F. Ducharne, manufacturer
    French, 1920-present
    Probably Michel Dubost, designer
    French, 1879-1952
    Textile Length, ca. 1920
    Silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 101.6 cm (40 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Murray S. Danforth 44.275.3

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    Dalmatic

    Unknown artist, Turkish, Bursa
    Dalmatic, 1550-1600
    Silk compound weave with discontinuous supplementary silk and metallic patterning wefts
    Center back length: 132.1 cm (52 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 28.008

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    Textile fragment

    Unknown artist, Florentine; Italian, Italy; Florence
    Textile fragment, 14th/15th century
    Cut and voided silk velvet, metallic-wrapped yarn supplementary weft patterning
    Length: 19.4 cm (7 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 06.093

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    Evening dress

    Bergdorf Goodman Custom Salon, dressmaker
    1923 - 1969
    Bergdorf Goodman, retailer
    American, est. 1899
    Evening dress, 1937
    Silk, metallic yarn; compound weave, velvet, printed
    Gift of the Goddard family 2005.89.5

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    "Popover" Dress

    Claire McCardell, designer
    American, 1905-1958
    Townley Frocks, manufacturer
    American, est. 1920s
    ”Popover” Dress, ca.1956
    Cotton plain weave, screenprinted
    Gift of Mary L. Peterson in memory of Thora Magnussen Buckley, Conservator at The RISD Museum, 1950-1972 2006.82.7