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Piña handkerchief

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Shadow-work and drawn-work. The cloth of which this is made is woven with the fibre of the pineapple leaf. Deep border of drawn-work around the edge. In each corner is a conventional arrangement of flowers and leaves of shadow work and drawn-work.

Credit Line

Gift of the executor of the Estate of Mrs. Edmund Dwight

Filipino, 19th century


57.1 x 62.2 cm (22 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Pineapple leaf fiber (pina), plain-weave, embroidery, drawn-work


Textiles and Fashion Arts