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A 19th-century Uzbek silk embroidered surcoat once owned by Jeptha H. Wade II is one of the focal pieces in the inaugural exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art's North Wing textile gallery.

A Uzbek silk embroidered surcoat once owned by Jeptha H. Wade II, one of the focal pieces in the inaugural exhibition of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s North Wing textile gallery.

Turkmenistan | Details from a child's dress; silk ikat, cotton fabric, cowrie shells, silver ornaments and beads | ca. 1st half of the 20th century // ©Quai Branly Museum. 70.2012.5.3

Turkmenistan | Details from a child's dress; silk ikat, cotton fabric, cowrie shells, silver ornaments and beads | ca. 1st half of the 20th century // ©Quai Branly Museum. 70.2012.5.3

MARSH ARAB from IRAQhand wovennon-pile kilim rug by KILIMMANIA

MARSH ARAB from IRAQhand wovennon-pile kilim rug by KILIMMANIA

Africa | Adinkra cloth (Akwesiada-Sunday adinkra) from the Asante people of Ghana | Imported cotton cloth, rayon and Badie dye | Early 20th century

Ghana Asante people Adinkra cloth (Akwesiada-Sunday adinkra) of imported cotton cloth, rayon and Badie dye.

~ Living a Beautiful Life ~ Ethnic Fair Isle - Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia

~ Living a Beautiful Life ~ Ethnic Fair Isle - Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia

Excellent example of Antique Turkoman / Turkmen Ersari tribe silk embroidered bag dating to late 19th century.

A Excellent example of Antique Turkoman / Turkmen Ersari tribe silk embroidered bag dating to late century. Out of most central Asian silk bags, the Ersari types are some of the .

Qizil Kimishek (red head veil). Uzbek, 19th-20th century. Combined textiles: ikat (probably Khiva, silk warp and cotton weft); broadcloth (Russia or Britain, wool, with silk thread embroidery in chain stitch); printed cottons (Bukhara and Russia) and pattern-woven cottons.  146 x 135 cm (57 1/2 x 58 1/8 in.)

From the Harvard Art Museums’ collections Qizil Kimishek (red head veil)

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