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Toothpick

  • CA KMS KMS_DG-983-104-001
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Rectangular paper product box for toothpicks. The front is yellow with a bamboo in green on the side. The top of the front say "YAQIAN" and there are Asian language characters underneath. There is a golden coloured border around the top....

String, Instrument

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-977-001-007a,b
  • Item

A: The body of the instrument is an oblong shaped half of a coconut shell. The rounded back side of the body is a dark brown/maroon color and has a glossy finish on the wood. In the center of the back there is a carving in the surface of the shell...

Guitar

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-977-001-003
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The body of this guitar is made out of wood that is shaped like a giant tear drop. The main part of the body is quite round with a flat top and rounded back. The back of the guitar has been painted brown and has a shiny finish on the paint. The fr...

Guitar

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-977-001-002
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The body of the guitar is large and circular. The edges of the body have been stained a dark brown color while the top and bottom surface are a smooth unfinished wood. The top panel of wood has some cracks running down its surface. Attached near t...

Drum

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-973-059-001
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This drum is made of a domed piece of wood that has a large hole running directly through the center of it. The bottom of the wood is flat and circular before curving downward and inward at the bottom giving the drum its domed shape. The wood is a...

Holder, Letter

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-975-023-002
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The main body of this object is a flat rectangular piece of metal that is presumably aluminum. All the edges have been folded over creating a type of border. At the top of the object the top two corners have been cut off at angles. There is a hole...

Stool

  • CA KMS KMS_DE-977-746-001
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The top main legs of the object are long rectangular boards of wood which make up the sides and legs of the object. At the bottom of these rectangles in the center a triangle has been cut out of the wood creating two feet on each side. Just above ...

Newspaper Clipping from Chinese Newspaper

  • CA KMS KMS_2015.051.003
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Newspaper clipping from a Chinese paper with Chinese text on the front under the photograph and on the back of the clipping. The picture is of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, founder of the Chinese Nationalist Party and the first president of the Republic of China.

Holder, Letter

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-971-215-001
  • Item

The main body of this object is a flat rectangular piece of metal that is presumably aluminum. All the edges have been folded over creating a type of border. At the top of the object the top two corners have been cut off at angles. There is a hole...

Piece, Calendar

  • CA KMS KMS_DC-974-057-002a-c
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This calendar cards are made of a very thin and pliable wooden material. They are rectangular in shape and each corner has been cut off at an angle. Both sides of these pieces have been painted with an orange and blue border and yellow background....

Envelope

  • CA KMS KMS_HK-984-018-001
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Small rectangular shaped envelope made out of a red colored paper with a seam running down its back. On the front of the envelope there is a picture in shiny gold which is of three carp playing in water, some Chinese lettering, and a tree branch w...

Pendant

  • CA KMS KMS_NC-983-233-004
  • Item

This object is a light green jade pendant in the shape of a leaf. The point of the object is pointed and widens as it reaches the bottom where is rounds. The stone sticks out slightly on the edge like a small stem. The edges of the object are jagg...

Boots

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-976-012-001A-B
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1 Pair JEE HUR, warrior boots. Black silk ankle high boots with white silk diagonal lines interespersed with brass rounds. Pom poms and tassel on toe, flat sewn leather soles.

Robe

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-761-001
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1 Chi'-fu, or Mandarian Robe, c. 1900. Dark blue with silk gauze. Embroidered in silk thread with mountains, clouds, 5 toed dragons, cranes. Lined with blue brocade and decorated with round gold coloured buttons.

Hat

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-023
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Round, black, rough satin cap with a jute (?) lining. A band of silk makes up the body of the hat. The top of the hat is constructed of black silk with a black silk covered button in the middle. Between the jute (?) lining and silk covering there ...

Collar

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-011
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Small collar from Dai Kow General's Costume. Collar is pale green with steel blue, pink, purple, green, gold floral sequin pattern. Pattern is accented with glass tube beads, in same colours. Attached to bottom of Collar are lace tassels. Tas...

Apron

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-011B
  • Item

Apron from Dai kow General's Costume. Apron is pale green with steel blue, pink, purple, green and gold floral sequin pattern. Pattern is accented with glass tube beads, in same colours.Attached to bottom of Apron are lace tassels. Tassels ar...

Hat

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-024
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Scholar's Hat is covered with pink silk over paper form. Gold, silver, and steel blue sequins form floral and insect patterns, lined by black tube beads. At the center of each insect are turquoise beads and one plastic pearl. Six blue and whi...

Apron

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-011C
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Three panelled apron from Dai kow General's Costume. Apron is pale green with steel blue, pink, purple, green, gold foral sequin pattern. Pattern is accented with glass tube beads, in same colour. Attached to bottom of apron are lace tassels....

Skirt

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-011A
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Skirt from Dai kow General's Costume. Skirk is pale green with steel blue, pink, purple, green and gold floral sequin pattern. Pattern is accented with glass tube beads, in same colours. The skirt is made of long thin fabric pieces attached t...

Headdress

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-016
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1 Headdress, female role. Red silk covered heavy paper frame and wire mesh. Covered with blue and silver paper butterflies and large and small synthetic pearls. Includes two very long tassels.

Under Vest

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-013B
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1 Under Vest.Heavily starched cream cotton bodice with fine cream silk, damask sleeves. Edged in green and orange silk with attached water sleeves.

Apron

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-010A
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1two piece costume, consisting of apron and jacket. Cream silk decorated with dark blue sequins, glass beads, "fishtail" hems on apron and jacket.

Jacket

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-008
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1 Jacket for a married woman. Cream coloured silk with bright silk thread embroidery in floral pattern. Borders with blue and silver thread.

Jacket

  • CA KMS KMS_DA-977-760-005B
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1 silk jacket for maid or poor girl's costume. White silk with blue sequins, bordered with silver coloured tubular glass beads.

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