Cloth Tag

  • Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Chinese Dragon Head Stage Puppet

    Jul 25, 2019

    Dragons appear in multiple cultures around the world. Though their appearance, meaning and significance varies between cultures, humans remain fascinated with the mythical creature. Western dragons from European myths typically have four legs and large wings. Quetzalcóatl from the Aztec [...]

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  • Object: Doll

    Object: Doll

    Oct 04, 2018

    Portrait of Albert Schoenhut. Photo via German Historical Institute. This object is Schoenhut Wood doll made by German immigrant Albert Frederick Schoenhut sometime between 1911 and 1928. Albert Schoenhut started making toys with his father and grandfather in Göppingen, Baden-Württemberg, [...]

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  • Object: Sword

    Object: Sword

    Oct 03, 2018

    This sword is a dress sword for the Philippine Constabulary, but was found here in Texas. This sword, though it is from the Philippines, represents an interesting time in American history, the Spanish American war and the subsequent occupation of [...]

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  • Object: Canteen

    Object: Canteen

    Oct 03, 2018

    This canteen is a reproduction of the canteens that would have been issued to the Buffalo Soldiers during the Indian Wars era. Buffalo Soldier is a name that refers to African American soldiers that served in the United States Army [...]

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  • Object: Vest

    Object: Vest

    Oct 03, 2018

    This object is a Swedish women’s vest. It is part of a traditional costume made in 1922 in County Skane, Sweden. Costumes like this can still be seen worn by women of Swedish descent during celebrations of Swedish culture. The [...]

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  • Object: Miter (Greek Bishop’s Miter)

    Object: Miter (Greek Bishop’s Miter)

    Oct 03, 2018

    This object is a Greek Bishop’s miter, or ceremonial headpiece. It’s an elaborate headdress made from brocade, with elaborate embroidery and embellishments, and depicting Christian symbols and figures. It belonged to Bishop John of Amorion, who was the first American-born [...]

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