Funda de Almohada

Funda de Almohada

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Lace-making and sewing were more than utilitarian projects. They allowed young girls to express themselves artistically while learning discipline and attention to detail. This embroidered linen and lace pillow sham belonged to Miguel Roses at the turn of the 20th century. Bird and flower designs surround the monogram in the center.
Description (Spanish)
El tejido de encaje no se consideraba únicamente como proyecto utilitario, sino también como una actividad mediante la cual las niñas podían expresarse artísticamente, a la vez que aprendían disciplina y atención al detalle. Esta ropa blanca bordada junto a la funda de almohada hecha en encaje pertenecieron a Miguel Roses a comienzos del siglo XX. Se observa el diseño de un pájaro y una flor rodeando el monograma central.
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Object Name
pillow sham
Date made
20th century
Rosas, Miguel
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
textile; cotton; plastic (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
plastic (trim material)
overall: 43 cm x 158 cm; x 16 15/16 in x 62 3/16 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
Daily Life
Puerto Rico
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Cultures & Communities
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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