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Pile Cloth, Textile [Object of the Day-#83]


This embroidered pile cloth is made by the Bushongo in Zaire, Africa. The design includes squares of angular lines which, create different patterns. Similar patterns are arranged diagonally from each other and are bordered by a brown cloth, on three sides. ¬†Embroidery is a technique used to decorate fabric and often involves using needle and […]

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Zhuang Embroidered Jacket [Object of the Day #20]


One of the newest acquisitions in the Asian Section is a collection of ethnographic textiles from the¬†Philadelphia Civic Center Museum formerly known as the Commercial Museum. Originally exhibited at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the approximately 400 pieces entered the museum and expanded the range of the textile collection to include South China, Indochina, […]

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