Sewing Kit

Description
Both on the island and in "the States," many working women found jobs in textile mills and garment factories to support themselves and add to their family incomes. Poorer women took in piecework at home, and were often involved in the labor-intensive production of handmade garments that only the wealthy could afford. Needlework of all kinds-knitting, crocheting, and embroidery-and the use of sewing machines were seen as a material way for a young girl to help support her family.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sewing tool, embroidery needle
Date made
20th century
early 20th century
Physical Description
bone (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6.1 cm x .6 cm; 2 3/8 in x 1/4 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.0593.001
catalog number
1997.0097.0593.001
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Daily Life
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Household Tools and Equipment
Vidal
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title (Spanish)
Equipo de Costura
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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