Man's blouse fragment (camisa)

Filipino
about 1800


Object Place: Philippine

Dimensions

58.6 x 19.7 cm (23 1/16 x 7 3/4 in. )

Accession Number

41.790

Medium or Technique

Pina cloth with embroidery and applique

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Part of a man’s blouse (camisa) including front neck opening.

The camisa was made in Manila between 1840 and 1850. The black threads used to wrap the drawn work are not mourning but only to throw the appliqué design into better relief.

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