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Dress

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.10
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A one-piece dress with long fitted garment known as a ‘Cheogsam’ with high stand up collar. There are right side and collar 'frog' closures. Dress is a very lightweight, dark blue silk with a random light grey and blue woven leaf design...

Dress

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.11
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A one-piece, long, fitted garment known as a 'Cheongsam' with a high, stiff, stand-up collar. The right side and collar have 'Frog' closures. Dress is black satin-finished silk with red 'Frog' closures and red pip...

Fan

  • CA CVM CVM_984.25.1
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A non-folding bamboo-framed, paper covered fan. The blade of the fan is oval-shaped, but it is wider at the top than at the bottom. The paper covers all of the blade, except the bottom, near the handle. One side of the blade is cream-coloured w...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.3 a,c,d
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.11,.13,.14
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This three-stringed instrument has a long, thin, wooden neck curved like a cello, the head being scroll-like. Three hexagonal pegs fit into the head to hold the strings made of gut. On the neck, near to the head, a bridge made of bone is held by m...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.22-.24
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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body alon...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.28-.30
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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body alon...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.15,.19-.21
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This three-stringed instrument has a long, thin, wooden neck curved like a cello, the head being scroll like. Three hexagonal pegs fit into the head to hold the strings made of gut. On the neck, near to the head, a bridge made of bone is held by m...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.25, .27
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Two-stringed Chinese fiddle like an "ehr-hu” but different in several respects. It is a bulkier instrument and is completely made of wood. The strings are gut, as is the "gold horse”; loops that hold the strings in towards the body alon...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.4 a,b,c,d
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.5 a,b,c,g
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Fiddle

  • CA CVM CVM_989.102.6a,b,c
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An "Ehr-hu" or Chinese fiddle with two strings that are tuned a fifth apart. The stem is wood and connects two pegs with a short section of bamboo open on one end and closed at the other with tightly-stretched snake skin. Two strings of ...

Form

  • CA CVM CVM_001.35.5-.78
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Seventy three separate white papers with blue writing from the Duncan Steam Laundry in Duncan. The papers consist of lists of articles of clothing followed by a price.

Game

  • CA CVM CVM_984.11.1
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A wooden Chinese checkers board. It is rectangular and is divided into 72 squares (8 x 9), marked off in pencil. The three Chinese figures down the centre are 7, 14 and 21. In the days of steam logging the Chinese would while away the few idle ho...

Hat

  • CA CVM CVM_008.59.1
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A pompom hat with a black rim. The rim has a gold brooch with red and green jewels. The top of the hat is purple with a purple pompom.

Hat

  • CA CVM CVM_008.59.2
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A blue velvet hat with a black rim and a blue background with a design in white stitching and red sequins.

Hat

  • CA CVM CVM_008.59.3
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A plum velvet hat with a black rim. The plum part has many small white beads and silver sequins.

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.13a
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A hip-length, loose-fitting tunic with high, stand-up collar and long sleeves. The entire jacket is cut from two pieces of fabric with only back, side and under-sleeve seams. The material is greyish purple taffeta silk with a random woven floral p...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.20
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A loose-fitting, woman’s top with a round collarless neck line with four metal snap closures at neck and down right side. Pale green lightweight silk brocade fully lined with same type of fabric with no design on it. Small slits at side seams. ...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.14a
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Short, loose-fitting top with high stand up collar and 3/4 length, wide flared sleeves. Frog closures at neck and right side. Pale green silk with a random floral pattern. Decorative multi-coloured trim on all edges. Turquoise and black zig-zag t...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.8a
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A long, loose-fitting tunic with a high stand up collar and long sleeves. Frog closures on the collar and down right side. Turquoise in colour with a woven, small diamond-shaped pattern. Material has black lace trim around all edges. There is a...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.15
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A short, loose-fitting jacket with a small stand-up collar and three quarter-length flared sleeves. Frog closures at neck and right side. The bottom hem is rounded. The material is striped light purple on an off-white background. The ribbon tri...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.16

A short, loose-fitting jacket with a round, collarless neckline and three-quarter length, flared sleeves. It is off-white in colour with a random stylized floral design in red, blue, orange and brown. There is a red and white, floral scalloped t...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.18
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A waist-length, loose fitting top with V-neck and no collar. Metal snap-closing at neck and right side. Light green satin-finish rayon with a geometric design braid trim on all edges. The trim has white background with black, pink, blue and yell...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_008.59.5
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A long sleeved, Chinese-style jacket. It is light blue with a floral design. The entire outline of the jacket is in white lace. There are blue buttons up the front.

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