A 14 page pamphlet entitled "A Whitman Man in Turkey," written by C.H. Burdick and published by Whitman College. Details the life and missionary activities of 1907 Whitman graduate James Kerr Lyman. Appears to be from the Penrose Memorial Library alumni file. 20th Century.
Mandarin Shirt. Black silk with blue, raw silk lining. Back slit. To be worn with pants. Accession File states: "Brown-colored short jacket worn on outside of long gown of modern Chinese silk Suit. Fastened with black frogs and black braid buttons. Lined with coarse blue silk." Qing Dynasty 1644-1911.
Afghanis currency. Picture of Afghani leader on left front, Arabic written along top, on back a landscape scene. Included is this note: "Miss Reynolds: Lawrence DeLong sent this this a few days ago. Was for the xxxx(sic) Living Endowment, but he was pulling people's legs. The Afghani (of which this bill is two) is worth about 7 cents. Do you have a collection or something you could use it in? Doug Blessinger" Early 20th Century.
Beige Lacquer ground, constructed in two sections with a shallow lid, the top displaying a design of red prunus scattered among floating rafts floating downstream in a river, the interior surfaces covered in russet lacquer; likely part of an incomplete set as sections are of slightly different size. Old object tag attached to led of box reads 11064-77. Has own box, green/gray silk covering with metal pull on lid. Accession File states: "Round 2 tiered lacquer box, tan ground with design of black logs (?) and red flowers floating in water on lid. Condition excellent. Has its own box, covered in grey silk with oval metal pull handle. This box is poor condition." Early to mid 20th Century.
Canister with a lid, probably of paper mache, with a black background nearly covered by pink, orange, yellow and blue flowers, green leaves and gold fronds. The bottom and the interior are black. The top and side edges of the lid have a band of red and gold, the top, side edge of the lid is black. Accession File states: "11064- 78 Round pottery (may be paper-mache), black ground covered w/ mulitcolored flowers, diam. 2 13/16"." Artifact Note states: "FLOWER COVERED CANISTER."
Nem gar sticks. Wooden cylinder (8.5" tall) containing many wooden sticks. Part of the Chinese in Walla Walla Exhibit. Display tag states: "Nem Gar Sticks. Used for fortune telling; one stick was picked and the fortune of its character was read from a book of corresponding fortunes."
Four pairs of wooden clappers used possibly for a dance. On two of the wooden clappers there are depictions of peasants dancing. Both feature a man wearing a red hat and red trousers and a woman wearing a green apron, hat, white top, and red skirt. On the back of one of the clappers is the inscription Rie'okna. On the back of the other clapper with the two peasants is written "Capri." Two other pairs of clappers are bell shaped and have no paintings in either the front or back. All the clappers measure 3 inches in height. 20th Century.
This clay object, resembling a top, is likely ancient. The object has a conical shape with a wide top and a middle section that funnels into a hole. The object is small only 1" wide and 1" tall. The object's function is unknown.
Two notch net weight, nearly oval, made of dark red stone. Notches appear to have been removed from opposite sides of the stone. One end has a 1.5 cm long by 2.0 cm wide area removed with a 0.5 cm long by 1.7 cm wide rounded notch. The other end has a 1.5 cm long by 2.9 cm wide area removed with a 0.6 cm long by 2.0 cm wide rounded notch. There is a number marked on one side of the weight but it cannot be read.
Projectile point made from dark grey chert with a triangular blade, side notches and axial base. Maximum Length 1.7 cm Axial Length 1.5 cm Stem Length 0.5 cm Maximum Width 1.3 cm Shoulder Width 1.0 cm Stem Width 0.8 cm Base Width 1.3 cm Basal Radius 0.2 cm Notch Width 0.3 cm Notch Depth 0.3 cm Blade Length 1.3 cm
Two notch net weight, nearly oval, made of grey basalt with vesicles. Notches appear to have been removed from opposite sides of the stone. One end has a 2.2 cm long by 2.8 cm wide area removed with a 0.9 cm long by 2.0 cm wide rounded notch. The other end has a 1.5 cm long by 2.2 cm wide area removed with a 0.7 cm long by 2.0 cm wide rounded notch.
Projectile point made from yellow and brown chert with a broken tip and no notches or stem. Maximum Length N/A Axial Length N/A Stem Length N/A Maximum Width 2.1 cm Shoulder Width N/A Stem Width N/A Base Width 1.4 cm Basal Radius N/A Notch Width N/A Notch Depth N/A Blade Length N/A