Spanish Mantilla or Fall Cap in Blonde Bobbin Lace

Spanish Mantilla or Fall Cap in Blonde Bobbin Lace

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lace
lace, fall cap, mantilla
Object Type
lace
date made
1840-1870
Associated Date
1840-1870
Associated Name
Pinchot, Mary Eno
maker
unknown
place made
Spain
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
ID Number
TE.L6464
accession number
48717
catalog number
L6464
Credit Line
Mrs. James W. Pinchot, 1908
subject
Adornment
Bobbin Lace
Silk
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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