Cuello de Encaje

Cuello de Encaje

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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.
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.
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Object Name
lace collar
lace, collar
Date made
20th century
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
textile; lace (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
overall: 52 cm x 49.2 cm; 20 1/2 in x 19 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Daily Life
Puerto Rico
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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