Handkerchief

Filipino, used in America
second quarter of the 19th century


Place of Manufacture: Philippines; Place of Use: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 50.2 x 51.5 cm (19 3/4 x 20 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

49.984

Medium or Technique

Piña (pinapple leaf fiber) plain weave with cotton embroidery and deflected warps and wefts (openwork)

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Piña cloth handkerchief with embroidered inner border of floral sprigs with openwork blossoms, “fillet” outer border with small motifs within an openwork grid, saw-toothed edge finished with buttonhole stitches

Provenance

Inherited by Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 1949

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent