Chinese teapot, 1920s

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I. 1100-1699
II. 1700-1899
III. 1900-1999
IV. 2000-present

I. 1100-1699
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

II. 1700-1899
  • 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.

  • 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.

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

III. 1900-1999
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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.

IV. 2000-present
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

Last updated: March 1, 2013