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Piña cloth handkerchief with embroidered floral sprigs and stylized figures in each corner (man with sword presenting bouquet to woman, man with banner, man with sword kneeling before woman, seated man and woman with basket), openwork border

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent

Filipino, used in America, second quarter of the 19th century

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

Phillippines

Dimensions

52.5 x 52.5 cm (20 11/16 x 20 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.983

Medium or Technique

Piña (pinapple leaf fiber) plain weave with cotton embroidery and deflected warps and wefts (openwork)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes