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Crown

Description: The gilt bronze crown includes two long pendants and gems on the top portion.
Access: Restricted to UNT Community Members. Login required if off-campus.
Date: 0399/9599
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Crown

Description: The gilt bronze crown has two pendants. The top is decorated with small stones, possibly jade or turquoise.
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Date: 0399/0599
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble

Description: A) Dress of deep blue and orange silk with multi-colored embroidered flowers and squares. Full-length deep blue silk dress with rounded neckline which is edged in gold and with band of square embroidered blocks of color, red, green, blue, white, extending down front in "keyhole". Square "bib" on front and back of orange silk, with border of embroidered flowers of red, blue, and white, and leaves of yellow, with gold embroidered vines and outlining. 3/4 or longer sleeves, with orange panels on upper arms to elbows, with embroidery matching bib. Cuffs with embroidered squares matching neckline. Dress has added gores at sides of orange silk which create a slight A-line. Lower part of dress embroidered with: tall vertical obelisk forms in gold with squares of red, blue, white, green, and "foliate forms" embroidery; Tall bands of large embroidered flower heads and leaves matching bib, but enlarged; Flowers and vines in red, white, yellow, green, blue, etc. Back of dress with same decoration as front, bib is shorter. Vertical closure at neckline, with single hook-and-loop at neckline. Unlined. Sewn-in shoulder pads covered with matching orange silk. b ) Headpiece c ) Necklace - bronze alloy with carnelian stones - Tubular with pendants d ) Necklace - bronze alloy with carnelian stones - Rectangular plaque with pendants
Date: 1950/2000
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Festival ensemble

Description: Festival ensemble including (a) a below-knee length robe of red woven silk with embroidered ram's horn motif trim, (b) a cylindrical cap headpiece covered with circular silver repousse discs, and surmounted by a sphere with a central "spike" from which hang three bells and three oval plaques on short chains, (c) a pendant of silver and simulated lapis lazuli and carnelian, shaped as a large inverted flat "spade" card suit, and (d) a green cloth necklace edged with black cloth tape and embellished with spaced stamped silver roundels.
Date: 1950/2000
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Ensemble - Kutchi Group, Pashtun Peoples, Afghanistan

Description: Ensemble - Kutchi Dress, Pashtun Peoples, Afghanistan. This assembled ensemble consists of: 1. Dress. Full-length. High neckline, slight V-shape. Front yoke/bib panel of fine needlework geometric shapes and patterns, in orange, purple, green, and blue. Front of bodice with four large embroidered rosettes of silver couching with orange silver/white, and black borders. Over-length, wide sleeves of patchwork of materials, including red, purple, and pink. Cuffs of heavy silver couching with central band of small circular mirrors in needlework frames. High, narrow waistband of silver/gold couching. Front of skirt formed of thin black fabric heavily gathered to form voluminous front panel. Wide band of red fabric lining inside of front panel at hem. Back of bodice formed of red cloth with vertical white stripes. Embroidered panels under arms. Back of skirt formed of upper panel of purple printed with blue and off-white flowers and leaves, heavily gathered into waistband. Lower panel of purple fabric, as full as upper panel. Black hem on back of skirt. 2. Headpiece of silver set with glass and plastic(?) rubies and emeralds, center plaque with glass segments simulating lapis and jade(?). Central circular plaque with central red circular glass "stone" surrounded by 6 alternating triangular green and blue glass plaques forming a star. Star is encircled by ring of glass (plastic?) simulated rubies and emeralds. Outer openwork border. Extending above central plaque and connected by 4 small metal bar-shaped links is a triangular plaque set with same simulated rubies and emeralds. Extending horizontally from central plaque on either side are three rectangular metal plaques set with same simulated rubies and emeralds. All plaques connected by metal bar-shaped links. Hanging below connected plaques is fringe of short metal chain sections terminating in hollow spheres. The plaques are sewn to a narrow black cloth band designed to fit …
Date: 1940/1960
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

[Performers in ceremonial dress]

Description: A photograph of performers dressed in traditional ceremonial outfits. They are made up of long feathered headdresses, neck and chest coverings, ankle cuffs, and cloths. They are standing in the One O'Clock Lounge in the UNT Student Union.
Date: June 2, 2006
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Owsley home video 1]

Description: A home video shot by Alvin Mansfield Owsley of his family outside of their home. There are two boys dressed up as Native Americans with fake headdresses playing. One stands by a bicycle, one goes down a slide, and they both meet in a sandbox. Lucy Ball Owsley, Alvin's wife, meets the children in the sandbox and they all wave. Later Lucy stands by a bush and moves its branches around.
Date: 193X
Duration: 1 minute 26 seconds
Creator: Owsley, Alvin Mansfield
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[Owsley home video 2]

Description: A home video of the Owsley Family shot by Alvin Mansfield Owsley and his wife Lucy Ball Owsley of the family at their home. They each take turns standing with Alvin Jr. and David, their children, in front of bushes and then Alvin is walking in the road with the two boys.
Date: 193X
Duration: 2 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Owsley, Alvin Mansfield
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Clip: Club meeting]

Description: Video footage from the WBAP-TV television station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: March 14, 1952
Duration: 35 seconds
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Photograph of Carol Williams sitting in a chair in a costume]

Description: Photograph of a young Carol Williams posing in a costume. She sits in a white, wicker rocking chair, resting her clasped hands in her lap, and smiles at the camera. She wears a long dress with flared sleeves and a puffy, over-sized bonnet. A dark, wooden door surrounded by wide, white trim is visible on the wall behind her.
Date: [1945..1955]
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), III
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Drummer and dancer at 2013 La Raza ceremony]

Description: A photograph of performers at the Multicultural Center's La Raza Graduation event. They are dressed in South American ceremonial clothing and have on headdresses with long and short feathers coming out of it. One is playing the drums while the other dances. Behind them is the stage and a projection screen.
Date: May 2, 2013
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man speaking at 2012 Native American Heritage Month event]

Description: A photograph of a man standing in front of a stage in the Library Mall for the 2012 Native American Heritage Month event. He is wearing traditional clothing and has feathers at his back. There are students visible past him walking by and standing to watch.
Date: 2012-11~
Creator: University of North Texas. Multicultural Center.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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