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    Sampler

    Nabby Martin
    American, 1775-1864
    Sampler, 1786
    Linen plain weave with silk and metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery
    Length: 38.1 cm (15 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 17.361

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    Scarf Length

    Unknown artist, Philippine
    Scarf Length, mid-19th Century
    Piña (pineapple-leaf fiber) plain weave with piña embroidery
    Length: 241.3 cm (95 inches)
    Gift of Esther H. Baker 14.403

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    Women's shoes

    Unknown artist, Italian; Turkish
    Women’s shoes, late 19th century
    Silk velvet with metal-wrapped yarn, metal thread, and metal tape embellishment
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Bequest of Lyra Brown Nickerson 16.202

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    Dress

    Oscar de la Renta, designer
    Dominican, b. 1932
    Dress, 1966
    Nylon, cellophane, crystals, sequins; machine lace, embroidered
    Length: 86.4 cm (34 inches)
    Gift of Adele Seton 1987.075.3

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    Dress

    Norman Norell, Inc., manufacturer
    American, 1960 - 1972
    Norman Norell, designer
    American, 1900-1972
    Dress, ca. 1969
    Wool, crystal, plastic, metal, crepe yarn; twill weave, embroidered
    Center back length: 94 cm (37 inches)
    Gift of Loretta and Max Bernegger 1992.036.11

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    Unknown artist, Indian; Pakistani; Sindhi people
    tunic, late 19th- early 20th century
    Cotton; silk; mirror
    Length: 66 cm (26 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.2314

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    Trim fragment

    Unknown artist, Indian, India
    Trim fragment, 19th Century
    Cotton net with metallic-wrapped yarn embroidery and beetle wing embellishment
    Length: 43.2 cm (17 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Albert H. Miller 41.016

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    Women's shoes

    Maxen-Gantiez, retailer
    French
    Women’s shoes, ca. 1925
    Silk satin weave embellished with jet beads and rhinestones
    Length: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Gift of the grand-daughters of Mrs. Robert Ives Gammel: Mrs. Carlton R. Mabely, Jr., and Mrs. Curtis B. Brooks 67.005.8

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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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    Paul Poiret
    French, 1879-1944
    evening coat, 1922
    Silk; metallic yarn; cut steel beads; fur
    Length: 147.3 cm (58 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.9

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    Canvas-work picture

    Unknown artist, American, Boston
    Canvas-work picture, mid 18th century
    Linen plain weave with wool and silk smbroidery tent stitch
    Length: 60.3 cm (23 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Jesse H. Metcalf 23.075

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    Court train

    Unknown artist, French
    Court train, first quarter of 19th century
    Silk velvet embroidered with silver lamella, lined with silk satin
    Length: 335.3 cm (132 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Harold Brown 37.215

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, French
    Purse, late 18th century
    Silk
    10.8 x 14.6 cm (4 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of William McCue 1988.082.12

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    Quilt

    Unknown artist, American, Massachusetts
    Quilt, ca. 1887
    Pieced, embroidered, and painted silk velvet and satin
    Length: 195.6 cm (77 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Patricia Barrett 80.280

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    Woman's hood

    Unknown artist, Micmac, Canada; Maine
    Woman’s hood, ca. 1775
    Wool twill weave with glass beadwork and applied silk ribbon
    Height: 36.8 cm (14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Edward B. Goodnow 81.019.10

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    Embroidered altarpiece

    Unknown artist, Germany, Germany; Colmar; Colmar
    Embroidered altarpiece, late 15th century
    Linen; silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 88.9 cm (35 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund and Mary B. Jackson Fund 1992.041

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    Needlework panel

    Unknown artist, English, England
    Needlework panel, first half of the 17th century
    Silk; mica (mineral); pearl
    38.1 x 53.3 cm (15 x 21 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 27.168

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, Indian
    Purse, 1900 - 1950
    Silk plain weave with silk embroidery
    Gift of N. David Scotti 85.043.2

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    Mantle

    Unknown artist, Paracas, Peru; Paracas Peninsula
    Mantle, 299-200 BCE
    Alpaca wool and cotton plain weave with wool embrodiery knit stem stitch
    Length: 127 cm (50 inches)
    Museum Appropriation Fund 40.190

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    Evening dress

    Anna Tirocchi, designer
    American, 1874-1947
    Evening dress, ca. 1926
    Silk; bugle bead; paillette
    Center back length: 81.3 cm (32 inches)
    Gift of L. J. Cella III 1990.129.4

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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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    Purse

    Unknown artist, American
    Purse, ca. 1750
    Wool plain weave with wool enbroidery
    Length: 24.8 cm (9 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Madeleine U. Wilcox and Mrs. Zenas R. Bliss in memory of Mrs. Anna Utley Wilcox 56.137.63

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    Nō theater costume (nuihaku)

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Nō theater costume (nuihaku), 1750-1800
    Silk, gold leaf; plain weave, hand-painting, embroidery
    Center back length: 162.6 cm (64 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.470

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    Coverlet

    Ann Dexter
    American, 1789-1874
    Helen Tabor Swift

    Nancy Bryant Foster
    Coverlet, 1815 and 1900
    Linen plain weave with wool embroidery
    Length: 229.2 cm (90 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Edith N. Rathbun 2000.106.2

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    Dress (day bodice, evening bodice and skirt)

    House of Worth, designer
    French, 1858-1952
    Dress (day bodice, evening bodice and skirt), ca. 1874
    Silk; cotton
    Center back length: 200.7 cm (79 inches)
    Gift of the Goddard family 2005.89.12

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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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    Furnishing panels

    Otto Prutscher, designer
    Austrian, 1880-1949
    Furnishing panels, ca. 1906
    Wool, silk; hand-embroidery
    Length: 264.2 cm (104 inches) .1 and .2
    Mary B. Jackson Fund 2008.69.1

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    Dress

    Manish Arora
    Indian, b.1972
    Dress, 2008
    Synthetic, yarn; Polyvinyl chloride; metallic, thread; sequins; beads
    Center back length: 99.1 cm (39 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2009.21.1

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    Backless Blouse

    Basso and Brooke, design label
    Bruno Basso, designer
    Brazilian, b. 1978
    Chris Brooke, designer
    English, b. 1978
    Backless Blouse, 2008
    Rayon plain weave embellished with metallic yarn, metal sequins, and beads
    Length: 44.5 cm (17 1/2 inches) (greatest)
    Museum Purchase 2009.62.2

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    Marking sampler

    Martha Whitman
    1756-1793
    Marking sampler, 1765
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk
    Length: 32.1 cm (12 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Fadhilla Bradley 2009.116