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Handkerchief

Object Number:2016-20-30
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Date Made: Before 1904
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Silk
Cotton
Technique:Woven
Embroidered
Laced
Length: 30.4 cm
Width: 30.8 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

Description

Square cream-colored silk handkerchief with deep hems and square of cotton openwork embroidery framing broad central cross. Plain weave. Handkerchiefs like this one were most commonly used by cosmopolitan Filipina women during the late 1800s. Displayed at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis in 1904.

Bibliography:

[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
[Book] Montinola, Lourdes R. 1991. Piña.. Metro Manila. Amon Foundation. pg. 232 Type Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 102-103, 114View Objects related to this Type Citation

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