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Kerchief

Date:
third quarter 19th century
Culture:
Philippine
Medium:
piña, cotton
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Maxime L. Hermanos, 1961
Accession Number:
2009.300.1284
Not on view
The cutwork appliqué work, known as sombrado technique, worked on this scarf is very specific to the Philippines. Giving the appearance of lace, it is very labor-intensive and highly detailed technique that involves stitching down the fragile cutwork onto the equally fragile pineapple cloth. Because of the degree of difficulty and time involved, it is used on high quality pineapple cloth accessories and garments.
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