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Afshan runner from the Shirvan district, North Caucasus, c1800

This is a long rectangular runner rug with predominantly woollen warps, cotton wefts and knotted woollen pile. It was manufactured in the Shirvan district of the Kuba region of the North Caucasus in around 1800. The dark blue field is filled with rosettes and palmettes linked by vertically aligned and somewhat geometric ...

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Nest highchair and prototype pieces, 2002-04

This is a Nest highchair and Nest prototype pieces, manufactured from plastic and metal by Bug Design, New South Wales, sometime between 2002 and 2004. The chair has a rotation-moulded orange polyethylene scooped-out half-shell seat. A detachable tray is supported on a column. There is also a circular pedestal base of powder-coated ...

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Chairs and table made from vine, 1880-90

This is a 'rustic furniture' setting of four chairs and a small table made from various thicknesses of dark woody vine by Edward Martin, probably at Woonona, New South Wales. The vines have retained their natural twisted and gnarled features. Each piece of furniture uses thicker pieces of vine for the legs and back ends. ...

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Kurdish kilim, 1993-94

This is a traditional Kurdish kilim, handwoven in scarlet wool with multicoloured geometric patterns picked out in green, yellow, black and blue. The kilim is fringed with the white cotton warp threads and has been worked in bands; alternating between red, black and multicoloured sections.

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First birthday celebration for Emily Mierisch, 1978

This is a photograph showing Emily Mierisch's first birthday party at the family home in Fitzroy. It is taken from the lounge room, looking into the kitchen. Emily is being held by her mother Christine, with her father Robert standing next to them. There is an orchid in full bloom behind them. Family members are in the ...

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Shopfittings from Bates Milk Bar, 1953

These are timber, steel and plastic shop fittings used at Bates Milk Bar in Bondi, Sydney, from 1953. The fittings consist of two etched glass mirrors depicting beach scenes, two small and two large bevelled glass mirrors, one timber wall frame for the mirrors, three plastic-topped tables with plated steel edges, two timber ...

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Zou ba! My house: rooms and places

Explore the names for rooms in a house. Find out how to ask and answer questions about where people and furniture are within a house. This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Zou ba! My house: locating objects

Find out how to tell someone where to put an object in a house. Explore the location words: shàngmian (on), xiàmian (under), lǐmian (in), pángbiān (next to, beside), hòumian (behind) and qiánmian (in front of). This learning object is one in a series of three objects.

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Symmetry and pattern: the art of oriental carpets

This resource is a website about the study of symmetry through analysing patterns in oriental carpets. It presents a gallery of different oriental rugs. Details about the patterns in each rug can be accessed by selecting the image of the rug or the key below the images. There are links to pages that explain symmetry and ...

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Giant tube worms

This is an image of more than thirty giant tube worms ('Riftia pachyptila') anchored on the sea bed. White protective outer tubes produced by the worms are visible. Red plumes project from the top of the outer tubes. The plumes are part of the soft body of the worm.

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John Curtin's family home in Cottesloe, 1943 - asset 1

This is a black-and-white photograph taken in 1943 of the front room of Prime Minister John Curtin's family home at 24 Jarrad Street, Cottesloe, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia.

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Legras and Cie glass vase, c1905

This is a blown-glass vase made in about 1905 by Legras and Cie, St Denis, France. Measuring 65.0 cm (height) x 18.0 cm (width), the vase is shaped rather like a stair banister. It rises from a flat, circular base, gradually curves in to a slightly pinched waist, and then swells out slightly before tapering upwards to a ...

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Rex goblet with lid, c1914

This is a lidded crystal goblet made in about 1914 by Rex, a small glass factory in Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and now in the Czech Republic. Measuring 18.0 cm high and with a diameter of 6.0 cm, the goblet is essentially a cylindrical form that rises from a low circular base and curves slightly outwards ...

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'Cell series' vase by Giles Bettison, 2001

This is a blown glass vase incorporating murrini segments, later ground and coldworked, from the 'Cell series', made in 2001 by Giles Bettison (1966-). The vase measures 24.5 cm x 10.0 cm and rises from a wide, flat base to a tall conical form that is narrower at the top. The body of the container is totally covered with ...

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German Arch in Melbourne, 1901

This is a sepia-toned photograph of the German Arch, erected as part of the celebrations to mark the opening of the first parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. It includes two tall Corinthian columns on either side of the street, topped by German eagles and German flags. Between the columns, a large oil painting ...

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Talon chair by Bang Design and Talon Technology, 1997-2000

This is a black stackable Talon chair designed by Bang Design and manufactured by Talon Technology sometime between 1997 and 2000. The chair is made from carbon fibre and resin over a polyurethane foam core.

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Emile Gallé vase, c1906

This is a glass vase made by the Emile Gallé glassworks in France at some stage between 1906 and 1910. The cylindrical vase features a spread base decorated with a pattern of leaves and flowers acid etched into the mulberry-coloured glass. The vase is signed 'Gallé' near the base. It is 33.5 cm high and 12.5 cm in diameter.

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Moorcroft vase, 1949-73

This is an earthenware vase made in England by William Moorcroft at some time between 1949 and 1973. It features a smooth upright rim and bulbous sides, a painted blue flowerhead with green leaves on each side. It is covered with a glossy blue glaze. The vase is 9.0 cm wide and 8.0 cm high.

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Office workers in Daniel Harvey Ltd factory, c1958

This is a black-and-white photograph of two office staff at Daniel Harvey Ltd, agricultural implement manufacturers.

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Set of wooden dais steps, 1901

This is set of wooden dais steps used at the Exhibition Building, Carlton, at the opening of the first Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia on 9 May 1901.