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Dress made from embroidered pina cloth - interestingPiña is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple plant and is commonly used in the Philippines. It is sometimes combined with silk or polyester to create a textile fabric. Piña's name comes from the Spanish word piña which literally means pineapple.
Beautiful blues. 'Stay In Touch With The River' beadwork & image by artist Robin Atkins. Bead Journal Project for June, 2009. Bead embroidery on three fabrics. via Robin Atk on flickr
Round Gown ca. 1795; Met 1979.20a-g. Ensemble includes gown, separate stays, sleeveless spencer, and separate sleeves (probably left over from an earlier styling of the gown), all from the same striped silk satin fabric. Here is a detail of the fabric and embroidery on the hem.