Rectangular shape, gray-green background, polychrome plant embroidery. Green back. Bordered by silk cord in gold, green, pink, garnet, beige, with cockade and tassels in the corners. Central motif framed in a circle, from which some scrolls start covering the entire surface, including flowers of different colors (pink, blue, purple, etc.). At the edges, fretwork repeating the same framed scrolls.

Additional analysis:

Reason for Classification

Set of three pieces of ocher silk with intertwining motifs and vegetal scrolls, and of birds executed in relief embroidery that form various borders around a central emblem. The quilt [CE17101] has a grogain border around it. The quadrants [CE17102 and CE17103] are outlined by multi-colored silk cord in a rope fashion with tassels towards the corners.

Due to the general style of the design, it would surely be made in the Philippines in the mid-19th century, with strong Chinese influences that perfectly complements the embroidery series of this Center.(Report for the Board of Qualification, Valuation and Exportation of Historical Heritage Assets. Isabel de Ceballos-Escalera. 1985).

Bibliography MORRAL I ROMEU, Eulàlia; SEGURA I MAS, Antoni. Silk in Spain. Legend, power and reality. 1991. Barcelona: Lunwerg.

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