A recent (and ongoing) acquisition comes to the museum from world travelers Sidney and Sharon Mishkin. This remarkable couple seeks out and obtains unusual objects when they travel, getting as close to the artifacts’ sources as logistics allow. A tattoo catalog from Myanmar (Burma), a Buddhist incense burner from China, a headscarf from the Flower Hmong in Vietnam, a Miao child’s hat from China , a model water puppet from Vietnam in the shape of a rooster; all are picture below! Each of these items caught the discerning eyes of the Mishkins. Altogether these objects reflect the sense of place of the various communities visited as well as the sense of wonderment of their discovery.
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