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Fichu

Fichu
19th century (made)
Place of origin

Fichu, or pañuelo, of loosely knitted vegetable fibre, likely to be piña, a textile derived from pineapple tree leaf fibres. Triangular in shape, with long pointed ends, the centre has a small overlapping pattern, arranged diagonally. The border is of a larger overlapping repeat pattern. 19th century.

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleFichu
Materials and techniques
Piña, knitting
Brief description
knitted, 1800s, Philipino; Manila; vegetable fibres
Physical description
Fichu, or pañuelo, of loosely knitted vegetable fibre, likely to be piña, a textile derived from pineapple tree leaf fibres. Triangular in shape, with long pointed ends, the centre has a small overlapping pattern, arranged diagonally. The border is of a larger overlapping repeat pattern. 19th century.
Dimensions
  • Length: 114in
  • Width: 40in
Meaurements taken from historic record
Collection
Accession number
T.295-1910

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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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