Rosario

Description
This string rosary, made from a local plant fiber, has knots instead of beads to represent the prayer cycle. Rosaries are strings of beads used by Catholics to repeat prayers such as the Hail Mary and the Our Father. Rosaries in the Vidal collection are made from a wide variety of materials such as silver, gold, horn, seed, wood, and coral.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
rosary
Date made
n.d.
Physical Description
plant fiber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: .3 cm x 3 cm x 53 cm; 1/8 in x 1 3/16 in x 20 7/8 in
Place Made
Puerto Rico
ID Number
1997.0097.1088.013
catalog number
1997.0097.1088.013
accession number
1997.0097
subject
Cultures & Communities
Puerto Rico
Religion
Vidal
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Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Title
Rosary
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal

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