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A large square handkerchief

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A large square handkerchief of piña cloth with round area of plain piña in center, rest of handkerchief finely embroidered in deep border design of lotuses (?) and grape vines against drawn-work background, outer border of drawn-work with repeat of highly stylized plant; many small brown spots.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears

Filipino, 19th century

Object Place



54.3 x 54.3 cm (21 3/8 x 21 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Piña cloth with drawn-work and cotton embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts