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Kessler Collection

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Pottery

Tapestries

Images - Faces of Tibet



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Title: Kessler CollectionAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: MS/107

Extent: 5.0 Artifact

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Charles and Jeannette Kessler donated 140 items, from antique Ban Chiang pottery, antique textiles and Tibetian photographs. Jeannette Kessler was an avid collector of antique textiles.  Some pieces she bought to show and some she had made into clothes.  In all over 60 textiles from South East Asia are part of this collection.

Charles Kessler made several trips to Tibet in 1999 and 2000.  Kessler, an amateur photographer, was fascinated by the people he met there and created a photography exhibit, “Faces of Tibet” which has been exhibited in galleries previously.  These are 67 images from that exhibit that are part of this collection.  The photographs were taken with a LeichaM6 Camera on his travels.


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Series 2: TapestriesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Indonesia Ceremonial Wrap, Possible 18/19th CenturyAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Bali, Tenganan Pageringsingan, The 'Bebali' cotton cloth textile is worked in the geringsing-double ikat pattern, the fine warp tan-cotton base, dyed and embroidered in muted colors of brown, red and black of central concave square, or star medallion, reflecting on the end panels, the field with repeating rows of stylized seated figures about two foliate bands; The end 'guards' with repeating diamond geometric bands terminating with fringe edges, 20.75 x 76 inches.
Item 2: Indonesian 'Tampan' Ceremonial Cloth, Circa 19th CenturyAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sumatra, Lampong region, The cotton cloth woven in primary colors of red and black with upper and lower stylized flower friezes, the field worked with lower section of large ship's hull, viewed with numerous figures below V and X shaped masts, and flanked by multiply oars; The upper section worked in a mirror design of boxes, figures and two ship's hulls, the whole interrupted by geometric motifs, 28.5 x 31 inches.
Item B-1: Double Ikat GerinsingAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
This tapestry is known as a Double Ikat Gerinsing and has a 6 motif pattern, the item was purchased April 11, 1994 at the Indigo Art Shop in Tenganan Village, Bali.
Item B-3: Silk IkatAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A silk Ikat purchased from Daeng Iskander, Bali on April 13, 1994. It was 70+ years old at the time of purchase.
Item C-1: Cambodia SilkAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A silk piece purchased May 1, 1994 from Anna Antiques Thai Co., Bangkok. It was 60+ years old at the time of purchase.
Item C-2: Man's Pantaloon, SilkAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A Man's Silk Pantaloon purchased May 1, 1994 from Anna Antiques Thai Co., Bangkok. 60+ years old at the time of purchase.
Item C-3: Silk Ikat SarongAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A Cambodian Silk Ikat Sarong purchased May 1, 1994 at the Anna Antiques Thai Co., Bangkok. At the time of purchase the piece was 50 years old.
Item F-1: Blanket from Lio Village of NggelaAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A blanket from the Lio Village of Nggela, purchased April 12, 1994 from Daeng Iskander. At the time of purchase the blanket was 80+ years.
Item J-1: Kain Panjang Batik-CirebonAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased at Djody Antiques in Jakarta on May 6, 1994, the piece is known as a Batik. At the time of purchase it was 80 years old.
Item J-2: Kain Panjang Batik-CirebonAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased from Djody Antiques, Jakarta. At the time of purchase, June 25, 1992, the tapestry was 80 years old.
Item J-3: Hoko-Kai BatikAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Known as a Hoko-Kai Batik, this piece was purchased at Eiko Adnan Kusuma. When it was purchased it was 50 years old.
Item J-4: Chinese Lady's BatikAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased on September 27, 1994 from Eiko Adnan Kusuma in Jakarta. It was manufactured between 1935 and 1942.
Item J-5: Kain Panjang Batik-JogaAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased on June 25, 1992, this Batik was 60 years old.
Item K-1: Vidang - Chest ClothAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Chest Cloth purchased April 13, 1994 from Daeng Iskander, at which time it was 50+ years old.
Item L-2: Diamond in Center Avoids Evil EyeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased at a market in Xieng Khoung, the diamond in the middle is believed to be able to protect someone from the evil eye. At the time of purchase it was 50 years old.
Item L-3: Weaving and EmbroideryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
An example of weaving and embroidery styles from Laos.
Item L-4: Weaving and EmbroideryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased on April 23, 1994 at a market in Xieng Khoung.
Item L-5: Traditional CostumeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased from the Hmong Village of Laos on April 23, 1994.
Item L-6: Traditional Costume - Hmong Hill TribeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item L-7: Silk Scarf - LaosAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A silk scarf purchased from Borisoothi Antiques in Chiang Mai. Primary colors are red and gold.
Item L-8: Silk ScarfAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A silk scarf purchased from Borisoothi Antiques in Chiang Mai on October 10, 1989. Consists of red, gold, black, and pink threads.
Item L-9: Wall Hanging - VientianeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A wall hanging purchased June 15, 1993 from a weaving village in Laos.
Item M-1: Silk Ikat SarongAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A silk ikat sarong that was purchased from Madam THÉ, an Antique house in Yangon. At the time of purchase, April 26, 1994, it was believed to be over a hundred years old.
Item M-2: Shoulder Cloth - MynamarAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Shoulder cloth from Mynamar purchased April 26, 1994. Fifty years old at time of purchase.
Item R-1: Scarf - RaijuaAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchased through Daeng Iskander on April 13, 1994, at eighty years old.
Item S-1: King's Sarong with BeadsAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sumba King's Sarong purchased from Daeng Iskander, Bali. (April 13, 1994) It was five years old at purchase.
Item S-2: Blanket with Natural Indigo DyeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
A dealer at the Tenganen Village in Bali.
Item S-3: Man's Warp - Ikat Hip ClothAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item S-4: Man's Warp - Ikat Mantle (Hinggi)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item S-5: Blanket, Handspun CottenAdd to your cart.
Item SA-1: Sarong (Si Hawu) Warp IkatAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item SU-1: Death ShroudAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item T-1: Timor - SarongAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item TH-1: Shoulder SashAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item TH-2: Silk Shoulder Cloth - ThailandAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item TH-3: Silk Shouder Cloth - ThailandAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

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