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Embroidered mid-18th-century Coromandel Coast palampore. Cotton with silk thread
Seminole ensemble in cotton, made sometime between 1800-1945
Seminole peoples' ensemble, ca. 1800–1945, cotton
Thanks for your note and reminiscence. How cool. This ensemble is astonishingly wonderful, isn't it? Craftsmanship, beauty, joy, and more than undoubtedly do not understand. Want to see more.
Your comments too are so appreciated, for recognition of long ago, and not so long ago (in St. George...who knew?!), recognition of true crafts(wo)manship! Can you imagine the humidity and hot, sweaty weather...probably outdoors...where this artistic endeavor was created? I can, as a native of Dade County, FL...and one reason (the weather) why I'm not living in S. CA! I too wonder at the 'why' of the patterns...something else to explore!
You are kind. And I can imagine the sweaty weather. Though not Florida, the Chicago area where I grew up was plenty bad. And now I'm in Northern California.
Thanks for your reply, Robin! Florida, Texas & South Carolina, all ports of call I've had are very humid...good for plants, but bugs like them too! Not so here in southern California...not even gusting winds as we're seeing on news...a gentle breeze. Happy tales...
Dress, cotton and silk, Apron, silk and wool, 19th century, Romanian.
Embroidered, 1725-1740, Italian, linen.