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accessory 106-2000-2

This textile is a double apron composed of indigo cloth, edged with creamfabric (possibly hemp), with traces of pink dye. A panel of light blue clothborders the bottom of the panel, above which are situated a row of cowrieshells. The apron is made out of a combination of patches of cloth and woolthreads of different colours. As the donor information is unavailable for thisapron, details of its exact provenance are unknown. However, a row of smallwhite ceramic buttons are also used to decorate the apron, ...

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accessory 106-2000-5

The head cloth is composed of an indigo coloured central panel bordered byyellow, red and white vertical strip of cloth. Both ends of the cloth are finishedwith cord and thick red tassels. The textile acts as a headdress and formspart of a Lisu women's outfit worn for special occasions or weddings. It isworn in association with 106.2000.6/106.2000.2/106.2000.41/106.2000/7. Asthe donor information is unavailable for this head cloth, details of its exactprovenance are unknown. The head cloth can clearly be...

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accessory 106-2000-6

This cream coloured belt is made of a woven strip of textile and decoratedwith wool thread. There are pink and blue cords to fasten the belt, which endin a bundle of coloured wool threads. As the donor information is unavailablefor this jacket, details of its exact provenance are unknown, however the beltforms part of a Lisu women's outfit worn for special occasions or weddingswith the other following components: 106.2000.5, 106.2000.2, 106.2000.4.1and 106.2000.7. A modern version of this belt can be fou...

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accessory 15-2014-18

Pendings were worn by everyone as a fashion statement. Those who could afford it would purchase them made from silver and gold. This a copper alloy example with blue-black enamel called niello. Buckles are not indicators of rank. This particular buckle is no longer made in the Malay Peninsula and superbly illustrates one of two examples of niello work called a Sumatran Ligor Chutam.

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accessory 15-2014-9

Pendings were worn by everyone as a fashion statement. Those who could afford it would purchase them made from silver and gold. This a copper alloy example with blue-black enamel called niello. Buckles are not indicators of rank. This particular buckle is no longer made in the Malay Peninsula and superbly illustrates one of two examples of niello work called a Sumatran Ligor Chutam.

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accessory 27-1907

This is a lotus-shaped fan made of layers of woven palm leaf. It is covered with a layer of gilded lacquer and ornately inlaid with red, green and blue glass. A large wooden handle is attached to the fan, and where it joins the fan image of a fig leaf has been created, which is an emblem of the Buddha. Although the exact provenance is unknown the fan is part of the William Ninnis Porter Collection and therefore predates the late 1800's. The fan functions as a ceremonial replica of a basic monks fan, and ...

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accessory 28-1907

This is a lotus leaf-shaped fan made from a single frond of the Palmyra Palm. The palm is reinforced with strips of bamboo sewn to the leaf, and the margins are trimmed to an oval shape. There is a long red lacquered wooden handle attached to the base of the leaf.The object is part of the William Ninnis Porter Collection and can be dated to late 19th Century. Porter has donated many objects from tribal areas but the actual provenance of these fans is unknown. The fan is used by monks during assembly wher...

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accessory 30-1907

These dance hats (30/1907, 31/1907, 34.1907) have been grouped together because they are fundamentally all of the same type with minute variations in decoration if applicable. These hats are composed of red plaited cane woven to form a conical shape. On each hat is a strap originating from the top to secure the hat under the chin. All the hats were donated by William Ninnis Porter and can be dated to the late 1800's, if not earlier, however, the exact provenance is unknown. Images of these hats have been...

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accessory 31-1907

These dance hats (30/1907, 31/1907, 34/1907) have been grouped together because they are fundamentally all of the same type with minute variations in decoration if applicable. These hats are composed of red plaited cane woven to form a conical shape. On each hat is a strap originating from the top to secure the hat under the chin. All the hats were donated by William Ninnis Porter and can be dated to the late 1800's, if not earlier, however, the exact provenance is unknown. Images of these hats have been...

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accessory 32-1907

This hat is made of red plaited cane, decorated with goat's hair and feathers. This hat was collected by William Ninnis Porter and can be dated to the late 1800's. The provenance of the hat is unknown, and an exact replica of this type of hat has not yet been found. However, similarities are seen in the dance helmets worn by the 'Nung Naushawngs' of Kachin State, whilst carrying out the animistic ritual of the Manau festival (Dell 2000: 110/113).

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