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Handkerchief of piña cloth

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Square handkerchief of piña cloth with outer border of drawn-work and lines of dots, small heart shaped rosettes embroidered with white linen thread over drawn-work inner border, embroidered with white linen thread of round wreath of minute stylized blossoms and deeply serrated leaves.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Theresa and MIss Elizabeth Blake

Filipino, second quarter of 19th century

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40.8 x 40.5 cm (16 1/16 x 15 15/16 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Pineapple leaf fiber (piña), plain-weave with cotton embroidery and drawn-work


Textiles and Fashion Arts