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Embroidered camisa (blouse)

This camisa was made in Manila about 1800. The pattern of the embroidery is "very old fashioned", as is the fashion of turning back the cuff. The embroidered drawn work is the native substitute for lace. The Spaniards taught the Filipinas lace-making, and it is used by foreigners, but rarely...

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Lent by Miss Anna D. Slocum, September 11, 1913. Gift to MFA on November 13, 1941

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Gift of Miss Laura Slocum and Mr. William H. Slocum in the name of their sister Miss Anna D. Slocum

Filipino, about 1800

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pina and silk


Textiles and Fashion Arts