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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: 17.5 x 18 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 7/8 x 7 1/16 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Barbara Pirtle
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4904

The woman is made of black cloth and 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 flowers. Her skirt is red with small white leaves and large blue flowers. There is a light blue 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 blue cardboard triangle in the back and her facial features are embroidered.