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Handkerchief

Object Number:2016-20-31
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Philippine Islands
Visayan Islands
Date Made: Late 19th-Century
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Pineapple Fiber
Cotton
Technique:Woven
Embroidered
Length: 40.5 cm
Width: 40 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2016

Description

Square handkerchief of piña (pineapple fiber) cloth with meandering border featuring slim leaves and sprays of tiny red berries in cotton. Edges lightly hemmed. Plain weave. Yellowed. 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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