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  • Belt
    Object ID: 03.02.002
    Date: 1470-1532
    Origin:
    Description: Incan belt or girth made of camelid fiber and cotton. This textile is said to have come from the Inca culture that developed in the Peruvian highlands in the 1400s. This piece appears to be the girth strap used to hold a pack-load on a llama. This consists of very thickly woven wool with wooden bards reinforcing the ends. The warp pattern design forms rows of stylized fish, usually a coastal motif also found in textiles of the Chancay valley which was conquered by the Inca around 1470.

  • Belt
    Object ID: 03.02.006
    Date: 1470-1532
    Origin: Peru
    Description: Incan girth made of vegetable fiber weft and camelid fiber warp. This piece has a heavy weft that appears to be a non-cotton vegetable fiber similar to that used by the pre-Columbian Peruvians to form the soles of sandals. The weft is completely covered by the heavy 8-ply yarns of the warp. Wooden bars reinforce the warp ends. The colors red and black are found often in Inca textiles. The design pattern is a perfect illustration of the pan-Peruvian stepped triangle-and-swirl motif. This piece may have been the girth strap for a llame pack-load, although it appears a bit short for that purpose.

  • Belt
    Object ID: 03.02.015
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Brown leather belt with FURMAN written on metal buckle.

  • Belt
    Object ID: 03.02.016
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Brown leather belt with FURMAN UNIVERSITY written on buckle.

  • Belt
    Object ID: 03.02.022
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Brown leather belt with FURMAN buckle.

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  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.048
    Date: c. 1930
    Origin:
    Description: Rat cap, purple felt with white felt F. Size Medium.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.062
    Date: 1954
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Freshman rat cap from the fall of 1954 Dark purple cloth cap with small curved bill; white cloth covered button at top; white cloth "F" in front; brown leather strip around base of interior.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.057
    Date: 2006
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Puple rat cap with dirty capital letter "F." White nob on top of cap. Brown leather interior band. Has small bill on front.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.023
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Purple and white felt F.U. freshman rat cap.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.014
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Purple and white felt Furman rat cap. Parts of the white F have faded to brown.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.017
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Purple felt golf-style cap with white F on it.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.031
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Purple rat cap with white "FU" appliqué.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.034
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Rat cap.

  • Cap
    Object ID: 03.02.063
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Furman rat cap Dark purple felt hat with small purple felt loop tassle at top; white felt "U" on front of hat, "F" is missing; red stitching along interior bottom of cap

  • Cloth Fragment
    Object ID: 10.01.010
    Date:
    Origin: Peru
    Description: This cotton weave square with supplementary wefts of red camelid fiber at the corners is probably from coastal Peru. It is made of a cotton plain weave with vertical stripes created by using alternating blue and white warp yarns. More decoration has been added at each corner by weaving in a supplementary weft yarn of red camelid fiber. The design created by the red yarn forms a lozenge or diamond shape in blue and white at each corner. There are dozens of extremely minute feathers adhering to and embedded in the cloth. The feathers are of different colors (yellow, orange, gray, white, iridescent blue). They are visible to the eye alone, but can only be identified as feathers through a powerful magnifying glass. From coastal Peru. A possible explanation of their presence is that during the construction of a mummy bundle, this cloth was placed in the wrappings close to, or touching, another object made of feathers, thus causing some of the feather particles to adhere to the cloth. The feathers of tropical birds were used to decorate many objects, such as fans, ear ornaments, crowns, and clothing. Their colors remain as brilliant today as they were when the bird was alive. Two other textiles in this collection were found to have feathers on them; the coca bag with shoulder strap and tassels and a small brown and white plain weave square with ties. Chances are excellent that all three of these items came from the same mummy bundle, a fact that is difficult to prove with objects having no known archaeological provenance.

  • Cloth Fragment
    Object ID: 10.01.014
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: This band or headband of warp-faced plain weave is made of cotton and camelid fiber. It is constructed of plain weave in which the weft yarns are completely hidden by the far more numerous warp yarns. The warp yarns form a pattern of stripes with blue betwen each of the other colors. The color sequence of the warp stripes is yellow, red, gold, pink, and black. The blue yarns are of cotton while all other colors are of camelid fibers. This narrow band, possibly a headband, was probably found in a coastal burial site since conditions in the Andean highlands are too damp for the preservation of textiles.

  • Cloth Fragment
    Object ID: 10.01.008
    Date:
    Origin: Peru
    Description: This plain weave textile fragment has supplementary warp and weft of all camelid fiber. It probably served as a border panel that was joined to a larger garment. Along both selvages can be seen the original overcast stitches, of brown camelid fiber yarn, used to attach the panel to a larger piece of cloth. The dark blue basic plain weave cloth has been decorated with supplementary warp and weft yarns in bright red, incorporated into the fabric during the course of the weaving. They are not necessary for the structure of the fabric, and are free to appear and reappear on the face of the cloth according to the needs of the design. The design motif forms a series of squares in interlocking diagonal rows. From Peru.

  • Coat
    Object ID: 03.02.059
    Date: 2006
    Origin: China
    Description: Manchurian "dragon" coat; full length coat with full length sleeves and a curved overlapping right front; side slits; three circles on each the front and the back and one circle on each shoulder portray dragons with five claws in clouds above waves surrounding a mountain; the bottom border has multi-colored diagonal stripes moving up and in toward a mountain in the middle of the bottom half of the coat; waves separate the bottom border from the rest of the coat; dragons and clouds along the collar and ends of sleeves; gray background; yellow lining

  • Coat, Frock
    Object ID: 03.02.060
    Date: c. 1900
    Origin:
    Description: Black frock coat owned by C.B. Martin, professor of classics and Furman alumnus.

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  • Ensemble
    Object ID: 03.02.056
    Date:
    Origin: China
    Description: Cream silk Chinese wrap dress embroidered with butterflies and flowers; periwinkle silk lining; black silk jacket with three knot-loop fasteners; periwinkle silk lining (lining has faded to purple in some areas; possibly meant for a baby, but more likely meant for a doll or just for decoration

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  • Flag
    Object ID: 08.03.017
    Date: 1860
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: University Riflemen's flag.

  • Flag
    Object ID: 08.03.077
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: US flag given by Annie Long to a squad of FU soldiers (Possibly WWI).

  • Flag
    Object ID: 08.03.086
    Date: 2000
    Origin:
    Description: U.S. flag from GWC, unknown date, given by Marguerite Chiles, 1970.

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  • Gown, Dressing
    Object ID: 03.02.065
    Date: 1787-1825
    Origin:
    Description: Pulpit robe of Richard Furman Long black silk robe with long sleeves and open front; gathered at collar and pleating at top of sides; long full sleeves with velvet cuffs with 2 buttons; gathered behind neckline with brown plainweave fabric visible underneath.

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  • Handkercheif
    Object ID: 03,03,003
    Date: 1914
    Origin:
    Description: Handkerchief, laminated with quotes written on it including a date, June 5, 1914.

  • Hat
    Object ID: 03.02.009
    Date: 1900-1999
    Origin:
    Description: Modern hat with dark brown and tan feathers of differing shapes and sizes. Tall tan feathers protrude from the top of the cap, while the darker brown feathers circle the headpiece. Has a woven chin strap.

  • Hat
    Object ID: 03.02.019
    Date: 1929
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Faded white felt hat with "Furman 29" written in purple felt.

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  • Kimono
    Object ID: 03.02.049
    Date: 1967
    Origin: Japan
    Description: Salmon and white colored kimono with navy, yellow, green, white, and salmon colored obi. Wrapped in mulberry paper the kimono package is 131/2" x 19", while the obi package is 13 x 17". Writing on the packages notes that the pieces are from the Matsuzakaya department store in Ginza, Tokyo. The date shows the items to have been purchased March 9, 1967. Other markings are unknown. A 11 x 12" handkerchief (pink with yellow flowers) is included in the kimono package.

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  • Lace Fragment
    Object ID: 10.01.016
    Date: 1100-1400
    Origin: Peru
    Description: Lace remnant According to the appraisal by Tara Ana Finley, this small Chancay gauze textile fragment, circa 1100-1400 AD, contains a large section of openwork design interspersed with small flowerettes. This particular appraisal was made from a photograph as the piece was missing before Finley appraised the collection.

  • Legging
    Object ID: 03.02.030
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Purple and white baseball leggings. Holes everywhere.

  • Loincloth
    Object ID: 10.01.021
    Date: 1200-1400
    Origin: Peru
    Description: Partial panel from a Chancay loincloth that has a tapestry weave with cotton warps and camelid fiber wefts. In this type of weave, the warp or vertical threads are so far outnumbered by the weft or horizontal threads that the warps are completely hidden. In this piece the weft threads cross the warp as many as 132 times in the space of an inch. Also there are several yarns of different colors, each of them crossing only a limited number of warp yarns before turning back upon itself. The color areas are like small distinct sections of weaving, yet are all done on the same warp. This piece is also characterized by a technique called slit tapestry, which is when small openings are left between the color areas. The warp yards are cotton and the weft yarns are camelid fiber. The camelid fiber fringe is woven separately and sewn on with overcast stitching. The design on this piece consists of a central field of light gold surrounded by a series of red and gold stripes, a band of birds, and another series of red and gold stripes. The birds are shown in profile, with beak, head, eye, tail, and one leg, but no wing. The sequence of colors used in the body of the bird is consistently white, red, gold, red. All red birds have a white beak and white eye with a black pupil. All white birds have a red beak and red eye with a black pupil. All gold birds have a red beak and black eye with white pupil except one gold bird at the center of the left edge of the textile, which has a red pupil. From Peru. This piece was probably the front panel of a loincloth that had been cut by grave looters who were hunting for and selling fragments of Peru's archaeological treasures

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  • Pants
    Object ID: 03.02.055
    Date: 1900-1999
    Origin:
    Description: black silk pants for a large doll or small baby; cloth waistband and lining; cloth "underpants" inside; purple silk piece of pantleg tied with string to waistband (function unknown)

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  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.022
    Date: c. 1920s
    Origin: Turkey
    Description: Hand-knotted Turkish rug, in Ushak pattern. Red background with dark greens, blues, yellows. Rug is reportedly similar to the Dining Room rug that was in Cherrydale while James C. Furman lived in the home.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.016
    Date: 1930-1949
    Origin:
    Description: Kerman antique rug; rose/blue/tan; 100% wool; hand-made.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.001
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Wool with blue, red, and gold.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.002
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Bijar rug. Dark blue field woven with cabbage rose within a floral border.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.003
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Oriental Rug.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.004
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Early 20th century Bidjar on a wool foundation in an unusually large "Kellegi" format in which the length exceeds twice the width. Three four lobed navy medallions with intervening cartouches of similar decoration, themselves secondary elements which are flanked by partial full sized medallions with pendants form the decoration on a desnsely patterned ivory background. The large scale "infinite repeat" is interrupted by a meandering blossom and leaf design major border on a red background with multiple guard borders of similar style. (according to appraisal by Dana Kelly of Lexington, KY in 1997)

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.005
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Oriental rug, reds and blues - Hamadan.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.006
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: 3 small oriental rugs with reds, blacks, blues. Uncertain which rug is the third.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.007
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Fereghan carpet. The midnight blue field with an allover herati pattern in shades of rose, blue, ivory, green and rust, all contained within a main apple-green palmette and vine border and subsidiary flowerhead and floral meander borders.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.009
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Meshed carpet of Fereghan design, the blue field with an allover herati pattern in shades of pale green, blue, rose, and red contained within a main pink palmette and vine border and subsidiary pastel floral meander borders.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.010
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Kirman carpet has an ivory field with an allover pastel floral design contained within a main wide rose and pastel floral border and subsidiary pale blue and cream floral meander borders.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.011
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Machine-woven carpet of Kirman design.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.012
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Laver Kirman rug. The shaded outmeal field woven with pastel floral designs in blue, red, green, ivory, and pink contained within three cream and black floral borders, one end with an inscription panel.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.013
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Machine-woven area rug, matches the stairwell carpeting.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.014
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Amritzar carpet of faded silver field woven with an allover design of vines, animals, and flowering trees contained within faded pastel floral borders.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.015
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Group of 8 Kirman and Hamadan rugs and rug fragments, all with floral designs on pastel fields. 4 of these have been moved to Cherrydale.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.017
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Tabriz rug has a buff field with an allover floral design in green, red, ivory, brown, and blue and with wine-red spandrels. The whole enclosed by a main wine-red floral border and subsidiary blue and green floral meander borders.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.018
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Rug in reds, oranges, blues, whites with fringe

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.019
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Large rug in the main entrance of Younts Conference Center. Center of rug is white background with red and blue design. Border is primarily red and blue.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.023
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Handknotted wool pile rug. Herez rust, made in India. With fringe, in whites, reds, blues, tans.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.024
    Date:
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    Description: Handmade Kuba rug, classical design,Teraghan???, reds and blues.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.025
    Date:
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    Description: Rug in blue-greens, orange-pinks, and whites. Runner shaped.

  • Rug
    Object ID: 02.02.026
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Rug with three central figures on a black ground, in reds, oranges, and whites.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.15
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Thick pile, in reds, blues, greens, tans. Border with central design.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.16
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Dated prayer rug. In red, blues, yellows, and cream.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.17
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Dated prayer rug. In red, blues, green, and tan.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.18
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Dated rug. In blues, oranges, yellows.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.19
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Signed rug. In red, blues, and tan.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.20
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Prayer rug. In blues, greens, reddish oranges.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.21
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Prayer rug, in blues, reds, tans with border and two central designs.

  • Rug
    Object ID: L2006.001.22
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Red background with , central medallion, allover design and border.

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  • Scarf
    Object ID: 03.02.026
    Date: 1976
    Origin:
    Description: Red, white and blue VEA scarf designed by Frankie Welch, 1976.

  • Scarf
    Object ID: 03.02.029
    Date: 1994
    Origin:
    Description: White linen scarf presented to Dr. and Mrs. John E. Johns on his retirement. It has the design of the moldings of White Oaks on it and also has written on it " Designed by Frankie Welch, John and Marth Johns, To commemorate eighteen wonderful years, President and First Lady of Furman University 1976-1994, Moldings and Ceilings of White Oaks."

  • Scarf
    Object ID: 003.01.017
    Date: c. 1994
    Origin:
    Description: White linen scarf with four identical white printed designs. Design consists of oval in center with decorative frame and designs on two sides, framed by two decorative square borders. Writing on each side of square inside outer border: "Moldings and Ceilings of White Oaks" "Designed by Frankie Welch / John and Martha Johns" "To Commemorate eighteen wonderful years" "President and First Lady of Furman University 1976-1994" The design is based on the carved moldings and ceilings of White Oaks.

  • Shawl
    Object ID: 03.02.027
    Date: 1859
    Origin:
    Description: Brown silk shaw with embroidered flowers. Worn by Jennie McBee Alexander Philpot when she graduated from GWC in 1859. Gift of Mary Coleman Becknell and Mildred Coleman Jarrard cir. 1980.

  • Shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.003
    Date: 1970
    Origin: China
    Description: Two Chinese shirt pieces (front and back) with embroidered floral designs; tan background, black border, blue embroidery.

  • Shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.064
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description:Short-sleeve white button-up collared shirt; 4 snap buttons up front; turned up cuffs on sleeves; "Furman University Physical Education" black circle logo on front pocket

  • Shoe
    Object ID: 03.02.004
    Date: 2001
    Origin: China
    Description: Small orange colored Chinese shoe with cloth "ears" on the sides and eyes like a dog.

  • Shoe
    Object ID: 03.02.005
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Small red and multi-colored Chinese shoe.

  • Shoe
    Object ID: 03.02.052
    Date:
    Origin: Dragon-faced shoe. Slightly faded orange silk; linen lining. Hand embroidered. Diamond patterned hand quilted sole.

  • Shoe
    Object ID: 03.02.053
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Black silk pig-faced shoe with "ears." Hand embroidered. Linen lining. Hand quilted, diamond patterned sole.

  • Skirt
    Object ID: 3.02.054
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Very light green, blue, and multi-colored skirt with satin-like fabric, black borders, and embroidery in the center; tan fabric as the waist band; two panels attached at the waistband, but not sewn together all the way down.

  • Sweater
    Object ID: 03.02.025
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Purple thick knit sweater with white letter F on the front of it.

  • Sweater
    Object ID: 03.02.033
    Date:
    Origin:
    Description: Football letterman sweater.

  • Sweatshirt
    Object ID: 03.02.011
    Date: 1988
    Origin:
    Description: White size medium football sweatshirt. "Furman Paladins 1-AA 1988 National Champions" is written on the front.

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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.018
    Date: 1980
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Purple and white football jersey-style T-Shirt. "Furman Paladins" and picture of a paladin on the front. "80 champs" on the back.

  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.012
    Date: 1985
    Origin:
    Description: Grey size large T-shirt . "Nooga 85 Furman Faculty House Party" and a multi-colored shirt are on the front.

  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.010
    Date: 1988
    Origin:
    Description: White Beta Epsilon T-shirt from 1988 Beach Weekend. Front Pocket says Beach Weekend 1988. Back of shirt has an old man surfing with "Party Hard with all the KING'S men. Beta Epsilon House Party '88."

  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.013
    Date: 1999
    Origin:
    Description:Long-sleeved white T-shirt from Furman University Cherrydale Moving Party. A picture of a car moving a house is on the front, and a list of sponsors is on the back.

  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.032
    Date: 2006
    Origin:
    Description: Greater Greenville Scottish Games and Highland Festival.

  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.035
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.036
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.037
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.038
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.039
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.040
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.041
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.042
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.043
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.044
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.045
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.046
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  • T-shirt
    Object ID: 03.02.047
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  • Uniform
    Object ID: 03.02.050
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: A jacket, a pair of pants and a cap from Alester G. Furman's WWI uniform. Jacket has gold buttons with eagle insignia. Same insignia is on the Army Officer's service cap. All in dark mossy green color.

  • Uniform
    Object ID: 03.02.051
    Date:
    Origin: United States of America
    Description: Green canvas army jacket missing all buttons and insignia. Has bottom two snaps. Writen in black felt tip marker on inside of jacket back "Tom Long" followed by the number 3 and something that is unidentifiable but might be 4. Jacket is most likely a WWI uniform.

Last updated: March 1, 2013