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  • Object: Print

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0276c Print “Last Meeting of Gen. Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson” Kurz & Allison American 19th Century Materials: Paper, Ink, Glass, Wood The Civil War resulted in the death of more than 600,000 soldiers and many more were injured. After the [...]

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  • Object: Cut Paper Work

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0068m “Papel Picado” Mexican 20th Century Materials: Paper Every year from September 15 through October 15 Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated in the United States. The month commemorates “the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, [...]

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  • Object: Drum

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0465a Drum Tigua Ysleta del Sur, TX 20th century Material: Leather, paint and wood This object is a Tigua drum. The Tigua community is based out of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo, and is located in El Paso, Texas. The Ysleta del Sur [...]

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  • Object: Fan

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0291z Folding Fan Japanese Japan 20th Century Materials: Wood, Paper, Ink Various cultures around the world have used handheld fans throughout the centuries. However, in Asia they are also important artifacts that are found in nearly all aspects of culture, [...]

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  • Object: Jar

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0214g Pottery, Bowl Artist(s): (Possibly) Maria and Julian Martinez San Ildefonso Pueblo New Mexico 1925-1943 Material: Ceramic We have a pottery mystery here at the Institute of Texan Cultures. This piece of pottery was given to the museum with little [...]

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  • Object: Taps

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0076pp Taps American Unknown date, likely 20th century Materials: Metal The image above is of a pair of silver colored metal taps, but what are taps? Taps are used for shoe repair, preventative shoe care, rhythm, beat, music and dance. [...]

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  • Object: Tapestry

    Oct 01, 2018

    I-0114A Tapestry Texan Woven in France Late 1920’s Materials: Cloth, Thread This tapestry was commissioned by Mr. and Mrs. Ross S. Sterling of Houston, Texas during the late 1920’s. The tapestry has several images that represent the natural environment of [...]

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  • Object: Commemorative Plate

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0622A Commemorative Plate Texas 2000 Materials: Ceramic, Glaze, Paint This commemorative plate was presented to the Programs Division of the Institute of Texan Cultures by a member of the San Antonio community and participant in the ITC’s Annual Asian Festival. [...]

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  • Object: Quilt

    Sep 27, 2018

    I-0384a Quilt San Antonio Quilt Guild Texan San Antonio, TX 1983 Materials: Cloth, thread, batting The first Texas Folklife Festival was held at the Institute of Texan Cultures in September of 1972. The event was modeled after the Smithsonian Folklife [...]

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  • Object: Kilt

    Sep 27, 2018

    2013.10.1 Women’s Kilt Scottish Texan Scotland ca. 1985 Cloth, Leather, Metal, Velcro, Thread This object is a women’s kilted skirt that is made in the Texas Bluebonnet Tartan. The Texas Bluebonnet Tartan is the official tartan of Texas and was [...]

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