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Pillowcase

  • CA CVM CVM_003.52.2
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A brown, silk pillowcase with a green, blue, tan, pink and purple flower design. The inside shows the opposite pattern from the front, with blue, green, pink, tan and purple stripes and brown flowers. It has a side seam on either side. The upper ...

Pillowcase

  • CA CVM CVM_003.52.1
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A brown silk pillowcase with a green, blue, tan, pink and purple flower design. The inside shows the opposite pattern from the front, with blue, green, pink, tan and purple stripes and brown flowers. There is a side seam on either side with a perp...

Matchbook

  • CA CVM CVM_003.50.12
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A blue and black matchbook from the Commercial Café that was in the Commercial Hotel in Duncan. The back reads “Famous for Chinese Dishes”.

Trim

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.22
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A piece of decorative woven trim in colours of pink, green and light purple.

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.21
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A straight-cut, long, plain skirt with a blue and purple woven geometric leaf design. There is a cotton band at the waist and a right side opening.

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. ...

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.19b
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Long, wide, loose-fitting pants. The material is light green rayon with a floral design woven in with fine transparent stripes. There is black lace trim at the bottom of each pant leg. A wide, white cotton band is sewn at waist. Part of a pantsuit...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.19a
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A knee-length, loose-fitting woman's top with a high stand-up collar and long straight sleeves and long side slits. Frog closures at neck and down right side. It has a simple pocket on right side that is not seen when the tunic is closed. 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_002.59.17
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A hip-length, loose fitting top with a high, stand-up collar and long, loose straight sleeves. Side slits on body section. Frog closures at neck and right side. The material is lightweight linen weave pale green silk with black lace trim around...

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_002.59.15
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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...

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.14 b
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A long, straight skirt with drawstring at waist and right side. Front hook and eye and snap closure. Small pleats all around with corded trim at each pleat edge and zig-zag braid matching inside jacket sleeve on sides of front and back panels. Tur...

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...

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.13b
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Wide, loose-fitting pants with a wide, off white cotton band at the waist. The material is greyish purple taffeta silk with a random woven floral pattern. Decorative gold-coloured trim at pant bottoms. Part of a pantsuit that includes jacket and ...

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...

Scarf

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.12
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Cream coloured woven scarf with stripes in the same colour and a narrow hem around all edges.

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...

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...

Skirt

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.9c
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Long, slightly flared, six-gored skirt. Light grey satin finished silk White cotton waist band with tape draw string. Right front side closing with four metal snaps and two hooks and eyes at waist. Front and back gore seams trimmed with green lac...

Pants

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.9b
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Wide, loose-fitting, light grey, satin-finished silk pants with a wide, off-white cotton band at waist. Fully lined. Green lace trim at bottom edge. One piece of a suit consisting of jacket CVM 002.59a, pants CVM 002.59.9b and skirt CVM 002.59.9c.

Teapot

  • CA CVM CVM_000.38.1
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A black Chinese teapot made of black clay with pewter driven into it. Dragons decorate the outside of the pot. The spout has two small brown knobs or balls on it. The handle has broken off. One of the rings that the handle was attached to is st...

Jacket

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.9a
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Hip-length, loose fitting tunic jacket with high stand up collar and long sleeves. Sleeves and jacket body are cut as one piece. Light grey satin finished silk with small sparsely scattered woven green and white lace trim. Frog closures on colla...

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...

Scarf

  • CA CVM CVM_002.59.7
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Ladies pale yellow, woven scarf with a floral design in the same colour. Narrow hemmed sides and fringed ends.

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