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seated woman making lace
  • Brazil
  • seated woman making lace, early 1940s
  • Where object was made: Santarém, Brazil
  • cloth, cardboard, plant fiber, string, lace, metal, embroidering
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 18 x 21 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 1/16 x 8 1/4 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4900

The woman, made of black cloth is seated on a square base made from corrugated board with plant fibers sewn over the top. She is wearing a white blouse with red and blue "x's." Her skirt is white with small red flowers arranged in circles with a small white flower on red in the negative space. There is a purple and white cylindrical pillow on a cardboard base in front of the woman with a length of lace, straight pins and small sticks, to look like she is making lace. Her hairdo is made from textured cloth with a red cardboard triangle in the back and her facial features are embroidered on.