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.
Description (Spanish)
Este rosario, manufacturado con fibras de una planta local, tiene nudos en vez de cuentas para representar el ciclo de plegarias. Los rosarios son collares de cuentas que usan los católicos para repetir plegarias tales como el Ave María y el Padre Nuestro. Los rosarios de la Colección Vidal están confeccionados con una gran variedad de materiales, tales como plata, oro, cuerno, semillas, madera y coral.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
n.d.
Place Made
Puerto Rico
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
ID Number
1997.0097.1088.013
catalog number
1997.0097.1088.013
accession number
1997.0097
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
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Cultures & Communities
Religion
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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