Embroidered camisa (woman's blouse)

Filipino
about 1800


Object Place: Philippine

Accession Number

41.789

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

This camisa is of pina embellished with embroidery and drawn work. It was made in Manila about 1800 by a Filipina for a Mestiza. Even Spanish ladies often wore the cool and comfortable camisa in the house. It is not starched and is a fine specimen of old work, being in good condition for its age. Note the narrow sleeves, and the way they are set in.

Provenance

Gift to MFA on November 13, 1941.

Credit Line

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