Spanish Mantilla or Fall Cap in Blonde Bobbin Lace


This mantilla or fall cap was made in silk in the Spanish Blonde bobbin lace technique during the mid-19th century. The large floral sprays consist of linen stitch motifs outlined with a heavier gimp thread. The honeycomb fillings and the point ground mesh are made with finer silk threads. The shape cover the head and lets the long streamers adorn the dress worn. The mantilla is very fragile.

Date Made: 1840-1870Associated Date: 1840-1870

Associated Name: Pinchot, Mary EnoMaker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Spain

Subject: AdornmentBobbin LaceSilk


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Clothing & Accessories, Lace, Textiles


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Mrs. James W. Pinchot, 1908

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.L6464Accession Number: 48717Catalog Number: L6464

Object Name: Lacelace, fall cap, mantillaObject Type: lace

Physical Description: silk (overall material)bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall at center: 162 in x 34 in; 411.48 cm x 86.36 cm


Record Id: nmah_623319

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