Cuello de Encaje


In Puerto Rico, the traditional center of lace making is the town of Moca. There, lace is made by hand on bobbins and is known as mundillo. Bobbin lace is a complicated process of weaving together different spools of thread held in place by pins. Lace making today is undergoing a resurgence of popularity among a new generation of lace makers on and off the island.

Date Made: 20th century

Description (Spanish): Moca constituye el centro tradicional del tejido de encaje en Puerto Rico. Allí se hace el encaje a mano en bolillo que se conoce como mundillo. El encaje de bolillos es un proceso complicado que consiste en el entretejido de diferentes bovinas de hilo que se sujetan mediante alfileres. El tejido de encaje está recuperando la popularidad gracias a una nueva generación de tejedores dentro y fuera de la isla.Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Puerto Rico

Subject: Daily Life, Puerto Rico

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Ethnic, Cultures & Communities, Lace, Textiles, Vidal


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Teodoro Vidal

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1997.0097.0156Accession Number: 1997.0097Catalog Number: 1997.0097.0156

Object Name: lace collarlace, collar

Physical Description: textile; lace (overall material)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 52 cm x 49.2 cm; 20 1/2 in x 19 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_601034

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