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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s shoe, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    22.2 cm (8 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of William Ely 37.335B

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    Women's Evening Shoes

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s Evening Shoes, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    Gift of William Ely 37.335

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    Women's shoe

    Unknown artist, American, U.S.A.; United States of America; Europe; China
    Women’s shoe, ca. 1810
    Silk satin weave embellished with metallic yarn, spangles, and silk ribbon
    22.2 cm (8 13/16 inches) (length)
    Gift of William Ely 37.335A

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    Gloves

    Attributed to Elsa Schiaparelli, designer
    Italian, 1890 - 1973
    Gloves, 1930 - 1939
    Looped metallic yarn
    68.6 x 7.6 cm (27 x 3 inches)
    Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Edith Stuyvesant Vanderbilt Gerry 59.031.1

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    Men's shoes (juttis)

    Unknown artist, Indian
    Men’s shoes (juttis), early 20th century
    Silk velvet with metallic thread, metal sequin, and glass bead embellishment and trimmed with leather
    Gift of Mary E. Salzer 58.010

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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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    Evening Dress

    Metz. & Co., retailer
    Dutch, 1913 - 1981
    Liberty of London, Inc., textile designer
    English, founded 1875
    B. Altman Co., retailer
    American, 20th century
    Evening Dress, ca. 1924
    silk; metallic yarn; glass beads; compound weave
    Center back length: 109.2 cm (43 inches)
    Museum Collection S84.123A

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    Man's nightcap

    Unknown artist, English
    Man’s nightcap, ca. 1580
    Linen plain weave embroidered with silk, metallic thread, and metal sequins, and trimmed with metallic-thread lace
    Height: 25.4 cm (10 inches)
    Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 1987.042

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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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    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

    Callot Soeurs
    French, fl. 1895
    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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    Evening coat

    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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    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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    Jiangyi (robe of descent)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Jiangyi (robe of descent), 19th century
    Silk and gilt paper-wrapped yarn slit tapestry weave (kesi), hand painted
    Length: 135.3 cm (53 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.242

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    Cloth (geringsing wayang kebo)

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Balinese, Tenganan Pegringsingan; Bali
    Cloth (geringsing wayang kebo), 19th century
    Cotton, metal thread, indigo; double ikat (geringsing), embroidery
    Length: 203.2 cm (80 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.469

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Jiasha)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Mantle Worn by a Buddhist Monk (Jiasha), 1700-1750
    Silk and gold-wrapped thread slit-tapestry weave (kesi)
    Length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.273

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    Evening dress

    Maria Monaci Gallenga
    Italian
    Evening dress, ca. 1920
    Silk, metallic pigment, metallic yarn
    Center back length: 133.4 cm (52 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Beatrice Murray Willis 2006.25.4