This bedcover was made in 1786 by Rosa Solís y Menéndez, who belonged to a prominent creole family from the Yucatan peninsula. Embroidered in bright-colored silk on a textured cotton ground, its lively imagery celebrates love and marriage. The elegantly dressed couple in the center of the coverlet probably represent Doña Rosa and her Spanish-born husband, Gabriel Milanés, whom she married in 1778. The background pattern of flowering vines upheld by trellises is a traditional symbol of marriage.
Inscription: inscribed: FABRICA DE DOÑA ROSA SOLIS Y MENEN[D/E]Z EN MERIDA DE YUCATAN EN QUATRO DE HENERO DEL AÑO DE MIL SETECIENTOS OCHENTA Y 6.