Textiles and Artifacts Collection

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Title

Textiles and Artifacts Collection

Description

The Elisabet Ney Museum houses the World’s largest collection of this remarkable woman’s work, spanning the 1850s through her death at the site in 1907. This particular collection contains textiles and artifacts that Ney accumulated during her life.

Publisher

Elisabet Ney Museum: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/elisabet-ney-museum

Rights

For permission to reproduce, please contact the Elisabet Ney Museum: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/elisabet-ney-museum.

Type

Physical Object

Identifier

Textiles and Artifacts Collection

Collection Items

Striped burnoose cloak, cloth, circa 19th century
Black and white striped burnoose cloak. A burnoose is a traditional hooded cloak worn by men in many Arabic cultures and across northern Africa. It is designed to protect the wearer from both the extreme sun, wind and sand in the desert and is…

Red burnoose cloak, wool and silk, circa 19th century
Red wool burnoose, or caftan, with silk lining and black Arabic lettering. A burnoose is a traditional hooded cloak worn by men in many Arabic cultures and across northern Africa. It is designed to protect the wearer from both the extreme sun, wind…

Artist's smock, cotton, 19th century
Ney's cotton smock. She wore such smocks while sculpting and in daily life, alongside similarly utilitarian boots and pants. It opens on one side and has buttons at its collar. Due to wear and tear, it has yellowed and has several dark stains, as…

Frock coat, with belt, velvet, circa 19th century
Part of a black velvet frock coat with a blue and black fabric belt. The material has been partially eaten by insects, with blemishes along the entire coat and a small hole ~1 inch in diameter next to the right should seam. At the moment, half the…

Wrist watch, blackened metal, circa 19th century
Wrist watch, blackened with incomplete and broken serpentine band. Removed from the frame because the framer used glue, synthetic felt, and cardboard. This was done to protect the metal. It was the suspicion of the collections manager that the…

Shirt front (two pieces), fabric, circa 19th century
Two-piece man's embroidered shirt-front, requires studs.

Pouch, chamois leather, circa 19th century
Soft chamois leather change pouch, with hole along the edge for a drawstring. This object is part of the original 1909 collection, from when the Elisabet Ney Museum was first established.

Necklace (missing chain), silver, circa 19th century
Silver necklace. Filagree of ten pieces strung together with black velvet (removed). Chain is missing. Each of the pieces are in a leaf or droplet pattern. This object is part of the original 1909 collection, from when the Elisabet Ney Museum was…

Hat, black velvet, circa late 19th century
Black velvet, bow in front with blue silk lining. In poor condition. This object is part of the original 1909 collection, from when the Elisabet Ney Museum was first established.

Box with drawing implements, wood, circa late 19th century-early 20th century
Box with drawing implements, including charcoal and smudge tools. This object is part of the original 1909 collection, from when the Elisabet Ney Museum was first established.

Camphene lamp, brass, circa late 19th century-early 20th century
Single cylinder alcohol and turpentine burning lamp. Made of brass, this piece has three soldered feet on the underside and a threaded interior base. A large spring is housed inside between two bass tubes. The lower rounded portion is oxidizing. The…

Jug, water cooler with a single loop-handle, ceramic, n.d.
Single loop-handled jug with broken and missing portion. In optimal conditions, this jug would allow water to slowly escape in the form of evaporation, cooling the contents as much as 20 degrees. This object is part of the original 1909 collection,…

Rug beater, cane, n.d.
Cane rug beater, paddle is a clover leaf design. This object is part of the original 1909 collection, from when the Elisabet Ney Museum was first established.

Perfume bottle, ceramic, 19th century
White, green, and gold ceramic perfume bottle with a long neck and wide bottom. Bottle has its own peaked stopper. Mrs. Willie B. Rutland, the museum's first curator, claimed these had belonged to Ney's mother. This object is part of the original…

Three spoons, ivory, n.d.
Three ivory spoons. This object is part of the original 1909 collection, from when the Elisabet Ney Museum was first established.

Vase with pink Sensitive Plant motif, ceramic, 1904
White with a pink Sensitive Plant motif and gilt inside mouth of the vase. The Sensitive Plant can be found on the grounds of the museum. This was a wedding gift to Judge and Mrs McClendon. Vase said to be designed by Ney and painted by Nannie…

Pince-nez, glasses with a string, circa late 19th century-early 20th century
Framed pince-nez glasses. Like several other objects this was removed from the frame to protect the metallic piece inside. The frame contained, like the others, glues, cardboard, and plywood. These are notoriously damaging to metals such as bronze…
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