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Handkerchief

Object Number:2016-20-29
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Visayan Islands
Date Made: Late 19th-Century
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Silk
Cotton
Technique:Woven
Embroidered
Laced
Length: 32 cm
Width: 31 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

Description

Square handkerchief of piña (pineapple fiber) cloth with embroidered border featuring large flowers and openwork leaves. Embroidered banner with single flower spray in one corner and the word “Gratitude” embroidered across. Plain weave. Handkerchiefs like this one were most commonly used by cosmopolitan Filipina women during the late 1800s. When embroidered with words, handkerchiefs like this one were woven as mementos. Yellowed, especially embroidery. Displayed at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904.

Bibliography:

[Book] Montinola, Lourdes R. 1991. Piña.. Metro Manila. Amon Foundation. pg. 232 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 109-110View Objects related to this Type Citation
[Book] Montinola, Lourdes R. 1991. Piña.. Metro Manila. Amon Foundation. pg. 232 General Reference : Page/Fig./Plate: 84-90View Objects related to this General Reference

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