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Woman's handkerchief

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Piña cloth (possibly) handkerchief with embroidered border of leaf and berry motifs, stylized leaves and berries form the initials "G W" in one corner, vandyked edges with scalloped embroidery

Provenance

Owned by Georgiana Welles Sargent (1818-1879, married 1854) of Boston; Inherited by her daughter, 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

possibly French, used in America, mid-19th century

Place of Manufacture

(fabric) Philippines

Place of Use

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Place of Manufacture

possibly France

Dimensions

41 x 42.5 cm (16 1/8 x 16 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.987

Medium or Technique

Possibly piña (pinapple leaf fiber) plain weave with cotton embroidery

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes