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“How High the Moon�

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
In his How High the Moon chair, designer Shiro Kuramata utilizes an industrial material, steel mesh, to give a contemporary interpretation to the traditional club chair. The shape and proportions are based on an established Western form—a bulky, deeply upholstered easy chair with a low back and deep arms—but here, Kuramata’s use of an unexpected...

“Bittersweet Harvest� exhibit reveals how the bracero program changed America

Smithsonian Insider

Millions of Mexican workers came to the United States in the mid-20th century through a program that has shaped and changed American labor and American […]

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wraparound-contact photovoltaic cells

National Museum of American History
Solar cells come in many shapes and sizes, and are manufactured with a variety of materials. The wafer of this octagonal cell is made with the element silicon. The dark areas convert sunlight into electricity while the thick and thin lines are part of the electrical circuit. This “wraparound-contact” cell has two thin parallel circuit-leads running from top to bottom and about 100 smaller leads running crosswise. Each of the four corners has seven lines running crosswise, making a connection to the back of the wafer.

working drawing,tea sets

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Each shows the teapot with the handle at right, on top, the cream pot with the

handle at left, bottom left, the two-handled and covered sugar bowl, bottom

right. The handles of the cream pots and augar bowls are forked on top.

Reverse: blackened for tracing. The knobs of the covers are shaped like urns.

Rough sketch of a pendant(?) top right. Marked, ink,"#38.• Written, bottom

left: "Tracing, "pencil

wooden spoon

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Spoon with oval-shaped hollowed out bowl, long tapered handle, ending in curve. Wood is sambaiba (port?). Obtained from Dorival, a 27 y/o male for .25 crn. A - C ? purchased together. For more information, see accession records.

wooden spoon

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Spoon with oval-shaped hollowed out bowl, long tapered handle, ending in curve. Wood is sambaiba (port?). Obtained from Dorival, a 27 y/o male for .25 crn. A - C ? purchased together. For more information, see accession records.

wooden spoon

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Spoon with oval-shaped hollowed out bowl, long tapered handle, ending in curve. Wood is sambaiba (port?). Obtained from Dorival, a 27 y/o male for .25 crn. A - C ? purchased together. For more information, see accession records.

with Pocket Knife

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Elongated oval shape, flat, undecorated front and reverse surfaces, featuring small knife and button hook that swing out from left and right concealed slots on underside. Link attached to end. Lid (box cover on front) hinged on long, button hook side. Striker also on long side beneath hinge.

wine cooler

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Large, tall circular cooler wider at the bottom. Two bracing wing-like handles with cut-out shapes at top and impressed lines near the bottom. Copper hand-hammered polished surface. Two abstract brass appliquees surrounded by swirling and curving engraved lines sit across from each other between the handles.

whole gourd container/toy

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Barbell-shaped, no decorative markings, moderate mottling. Two ply buriti suspension cord. Hole at top. Toy. Obtained from maker Kahukui (female) for 2 crn. Purchased with gourd dish 1968-287. Collector says this type generally for water; also other storage. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container/small toy

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bar-bell-shaped; orange hue. No decorative markings, moderate mottling. Two ply buriti suspension cord. Hole at top. Obtained from maker, Kahukui (female) for 2 crn. Purchased with gourd dish 1968-287. Collector says this type generally used for water; also other storage. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container, small toy

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bottle-shaped; tapered end. No decorative markings, minimal mottling. No cord, no stopper for pouring hole. Obtained from maker, Hukula (female) as gift. Collector says this type generally used for water; also other storage. For more information see accession notes type #34. Probably a toy.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Gourd has decorative black paint design with two bands of solid triangles alternating with unpainted shapes around lower portion. V-shaped band around top. Large hole on top holds pithy palmwood stopper. Suspension cord of 2-ply buriti tied around neck. Obtained from maker, Hu?hu, for 5 crs. Purchased with #150. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bottle-shaped, decorated with black paint (?) and urucu. Decorative motif is shaped like triangles in band around lower half. Hole at side holds stopper of pithy palm wood. Suspension cordage tied at neck. Prominent stem. Obtained from maker Hu?hu, female, for 5 crs. Purchased with #151. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bowling-pin shaped, unmottled. No decorative marking, but has a contrasting lighter tan blotch on lower portion. No carry cord; no stopper. No information on purchase. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Gourd shaped like folded umbrella with curved stem. No decorative marking, but some mottling. No carry cord; no stopper. A large hole at narrowing of stem end. Obtained from maker, Ka?he, female, for 5 crs. Collector says made for sale. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bowling-pin shaped. Plain with frond enclosure and support for suspension-frond. The frond has an S-roll, 2-ply twist where 2 strands join. Obtained from Amcu, male. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bowling-pin shaped, smooth surface. Suspension cord (looks like buriti) holds tassels of 2-ply caroa fiber. Collector says "quality just the kind of elegant finishing touch that Hukula would do!" Obtained from Kuku, male, for .50 crn. (purchased with #327a and 327b). For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Botte-shaped with design of 4 black painted lines radiating from base, halfway up lower extension. Suspension cord of 2-ply caroa. Beaded coverwork of 4 rows: Job's tears, ormosia, pati, rough round black seed, shiny brown smooth seed, one claw and one tooth, feathers at end of beadwork. No stopper for hole at top. Obtained from maker, Kahe, female, for 4 crs. For more information see accession records type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bottle-shaped with whole almost centered at top. No decorative markings. Suspension cord of two ply commercial red wool tied around neck. No stopper. Seller unknown. Collector states this type generally used for water; also other storage. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bottle-shaped. Dark brown. Top cut off, doubled alm frond stopper. Cord at neck constriction is 2-ply buriti, which becomes a 3 element flat braid. Local price .50 crn. Purchased with 1968-246,247,248. Made by Piphu (female).

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bowling-pin shape, unmottled surface. No decorative markings. No cord; no stopper. No information on purchase. For more information see accession notes type #34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Eggplant-shaped with large, irregular hole at tapered end. Single strand of bark tied at neck constriction. Price and seller unknown. Some mottling on surface. Collector states this generally used for water: also other storage. For more information see accession notes, type # 34.

whole gourd container

NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Bottle-shaped, with carry cord tied at neck. No stopper in hole near top, no decorative motif. Obtained from probable maker, Te?tubm, 39 y/o female, as gift. Collector says it is used item, belonged to 14 y/o female, Cu?kui. For more information see accession records type #34.
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