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Metallic yarn

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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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    Woman's imperial Manchu coat (Ch'i-Fu)

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Qing, China
    Woman’s imperial Manchu coat (Ch’i-Fu), ca. 1873
    Silk, metallic-wrapped yarn; gauze weave, embroidered
    Length: 139.7 cm (55 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.391

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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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    Altar cloth

    Unknown artist, Ottoman Turkish, Ottoman Empire
    Altar cloth, 19th century
    Wool, silk, metallic-wrapped yarn, metal sequin, cotton; twill weave with embroidery and appliqué, pieced
    Length: 195.6 cm (77 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.555

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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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    Shutara

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Shutara, 1786-1838
    Silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 878.8 cm (346 inches) (full stretched)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.516

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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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    Fabric trim

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

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    Man's campaign coat (jimbaori)

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Man’s campaign coat (jimbaori), 19th Century
    Wool, silk, metallic-wrapped yarn; compound weave, plain weave with appliqué
    Length: 96.5 cm (38 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John R. Bartlett 07.204

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    Jiangyi (robe of descent)

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Qing, China
    Jiangyi (robe of descent), 19th century
    Silk, gilt paper, metallic yarn; satin weave, embroidered, satin stich, couching
    Center back length: 143.5 cm (56 1/2 inches) (with collar)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.415

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    Sash (patka)

    Unknown artist, Persian; Indian; Mughal?, India
    Sash (patka), 17th or early 18th century
    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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    Pair of sleeve bands (huan xiu)

    Unknown artist, Chinese
    Pair of sleeve bands (huan xiu), ca. 1862 - 1908
    Silk satin weave with silk and wrapped-metallic embroidery
    93.7 cm (36 7/8 inches) (length)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 34.666

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    Sari

    Unknown artist, Gujarati; Indian, Gujarat
    Sari, early 19th century
    Silk, metallic-wrapped thread; satin weave, embroidery, tie-dyed
    Length: 457.2 cm (180 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.289

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    Kesa

    Unknown artist, Japanese
    Kesa, 1680-1786
    Silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 205.7 cm (81 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.283A

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    Shutara

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Shutara, 1786-1838
    Silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 570.2 cm (224 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.522

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    Towel

    Unknown artist, Ottoman Turkish, Turkey; Bursa
    Towel, early 20th century
    Cotton, silk, metallic yarns; 2/2 twill weave, supplementary warp loop pile, embroidery
    139.7 x 75.6 cm (55 x 29 11/16 inches)
    Gift of John Davis Hatch in honor of Olivia Eggleston Phelps Stokes 1991.013.2

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    Woman's tunic (guj or chola)

    Unknown artist, Lohana; Pakistani, Thano Bula Khan, Sindh
    Woman’s tunic (guj or chola), late 19th-early 20th century
    Cotton, silk, metallic-wrapped yarn, mirror, plastic and metal sequin, bead; plain weave with embroidery, mirror work, appliqué
    Gift of Mrs. Lorraine Howes 78.148

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    Daoist priest's robe

    Unknown artist, Chinese; Qing, China
    Daoist priest’s robe, 19th century
    Silk, metallic yarn, tapestry weave
    Center back length: 135.3 cm (53 1/4 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.242

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    Shutara

    Unknown artist, Japanese, Japan
    Shutara, 1786-1838
    Silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 558.8 cm (220 inches) (full stretched)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.521

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    Shoulder cloth (slendang)

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Balinese, Tenganan Pegringsingan; Bali
    Shoulder cloth (slendang), 19th century
    Cotton; double ikat (geringsing)
    Length: 203.2 cm (80 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.469

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    Woman’s ceremonial cloth (kain songket balapak)

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Minangkabau, West Sumatra
    Woman’s ceremonial cloth (kain songket balapak), 19th century
    Silk, gold-wrapped yarn; plain weave, continuous supplementary gold weft patterning
    Length: 228.6 cm (90 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.546

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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: 447 cm (176 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.318

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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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    Woman's informal coat

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Woman’s informal coat, 19th century
    Silk, metallic yarn; satin damask, embroidered
    Length: 102.9 cm (40 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.406

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    Towel

    Unknown artist, Turkish; Ottoman Turkish, Turkey; Istanbul; Bursa
    Towel, mid to late 19th century
    Linen, silk, metallic yarns; plain weave, embroidery
    Length: 269.2 cm (106 inches)
    Gift of Morgan and Katherine Cutts 1999.61.2

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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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    Woman's jacket

    Unknown artist, Ottoman Turkish, Ottoman Empire
    Woman’s jacket, ca. 1910
    Silk, metallic-wrapped yarn; velvet with embroidery
    52.1 x 45.7 cm (20 1/2 x 18 inches)
    Gift of F. F. Olney 85.072A

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    Towel

    Unknown artist, Turkish; Ottoman Turkish, Turkey; Bursa
    Towel, late 19th century
    Linen, silk, metallic yarns; 2/2 twill weave, supplementary warp loop pile, embroidery
    Length: 259.1 cm (102 inches)
    Bequest of A. Alice Bridge 23.309

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    Sari

    Unknown artist, Gujarati; Indian, Gujarat
    Sari, late 19th century-early 20th century
    Silk; metallic yarn
    Length: 546.1 cm (215 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.292

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    Woman's robe (yelek)

    Unknown artist, Albanian
    Woman’s robe (yelek), late 19th Century
    silk, metallic yarn, metallic ribbon, beads; velvet, embroidered, appliqué, braid trim,
    Gift of Philip Adams 73.086.3

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    Casaquin

    Unknown artist, French
    Casaquin, mid 18th century
    Silk brocade with discontinuous supplementary silk-floss-wrapped and metallic-wrapped yarns, metallic-wrapped yarn and flat-metal tape bobbin-lace trim
    Gift of Mrs. Kenneth Shaw Safe 63.010.1

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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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    Buddhist priest's robe (kesa)

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Buddhist priest’s robe (kesa), 19th century
    Silk; tapestry weave
    Length: 105.4 cm (41 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 35.273

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    Towel

    Unknown artist, Turkish; Ottoman Turkish, Turkey; Istanbul; Bursa
    Towel, mid to late 19th century
    Linen, silk, metallic yarns; plain weave, embroidery
    Length: 251.5 cm (99 inches)
    Gift of Morgan and Katherine Cutts 1999.61.1

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    Child's ceremonial collar

    Unknown artist, Chinese, China
    Child’s ceremonial collar, late 19th/early 20th century
    Silk, cotton, metallic-wrapped yarn, mirror, brass, fur; plain weave with embroidery and mirror work, damask weave
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 17.510

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    Purse

    Unknown artist, Saudi Arabian
    Purse, -
    Wool, silk, metallic yarn
    Length: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Miss Edith Wetmore 42.248

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    Gharcholu sari

    Unknown artist, Indian; Gujarati, Gujarat
    Gharcholu sari, 20th Century
    Cotton, metallic-wrapped thread; plain weave, tie-dyed (bandhani)
    Length: 410.2 cm (161 1/2 inches)
    Bequest of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich 55.299

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    Cushion Cover

    Unknown artist, Near Eastern; Turkish, Bursa
    Cushion Cover, ca. 1540–1675
    Silk, cotton, and metallic-yarn (now missing) voided satin velvet
    Length: 173.4 cm (68 1/4 inches)
    Museum Collection S1986.152

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    Headdress

    Unknown artist, Indonesian; Minangkabau, Pitalah; Sumatera Selatan; Bandar Lampung
    Headdress, 1880-1920
    Silk, metal threads; weft-faced compound weave, bobbin lace
    Length: 156.2 cm (61 1/2 inches)
    Museum Purchase: Gift of Paula and Leonard Granoff and Helen M. Danforth Acquisition Fund 2003.40.2

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    Chasuble

    Unknown artist, Italian; Probably
    Chasuble, late 17th century
    Silk satin weave embroidered with silver metallic-wrapped yarn
    Center back length: 109.2 cm (43 inches)
    Museum Collection INV2003.392