Embroidered by Doña Rosa Solís y Menéndez
Colored silks on weft-faced rib weave, cotton ground
99 x 72 1/2 in. (251.5 x 184.2 cm)
Worked on border: Fábrica de Doña Rosa Solís. y Mené[n]dez en Mérida de Yucatán en Quatro de Henero del Año de Mil Setecientos Ochenta y 6 (Made by Doña Rosa Solís y Menéndez in Mérida of Yucatán on the fourth of January of the year 1786)
Purchase, Everfast Fabrics Inc. Gift, 1971 (1971.20)
This spread was probably made by Doña Rosa for her wedding trousseau. Omnipresent in woven and printed textiles of Europe and the Americas in this era, the embroidered pattern of parallel ribbons entwined with scrolling vines found its way onto Mexican ceramics as well.