Sampler

Description
Into the 20th century, many considered sewing an integral part of the education of all young girls, who used needlework samplers like this one to learn and master patterns and stitches. Needlework and the skilled handling of a sewing machine helped many women to support their families. Clara Rivera sewed this sampler in the city of Ponce in 1934, combining text with geometric and floral designs.
Description (Spanish)
Durante el siglo XX, la costura se consideraba parte integral de la educación de las niñas, quienes utilizaban dechados como éste para practicar nuevos diseños y puntos. La costura y la destreza en las máquinas de coser permitieron a muchas mujeres contribuir con el sustento de sus familias. Clara Rivera cosió su dechado en la ciudad de Ponce en 1934, combinando texto, diseños geométricos y florales.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sampler
date made
1934
maker
Rivera, Clara
Physical Description
textile; cotton (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 39 cm x 53 cm; x 15 3/8 in x 20 7/8 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico: Ponce, Ponce
ID Number
1997.0097.1227.009
accession number
1997.0097
catalog number
1997.0097.1227.009
subject
Puerto Rico
Sewing and Knitting
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title (Spanish)
Dechado
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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