Handkerchief

Filipino
1800–50


Object Place: Philippines

Dimensions

46.5 x 46.5 cm (18 5/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

56.135

Medium or Technique

Piña cloth embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Elaborately drawn piña ground, embroidered with fine white cotton (?) a variety of filling and outline stitches. Central quatrefoil of plain piña cloth edged with a row of shamrocks; surrounding this, a row of roses issuing as bouquets from four bunches in the corners of the field. Border of fine conventionalized blossoms, leaves and fillings, and an outer scalloped border. Condition excellent.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Mary T. Spooner