Mantón de Manila scarf
This limited-edition silk scarf is a reproduction of a beautiful shawl, known in Spanish as mantón de Manila derives its name from the Spanish colonial capital of the Philippines, Manila, from which many luxury products produced in Cantonese China, such as porcelain, lacquers, and silk textiles, were exported to the Americas. These products were shipped to Acapulco in Mexico on the so-called “Manila Galleons”, and from there continued their journey to Cadiz from the decorative floral motifs, exotic birds, and insects that cover the entire garment. Today the mantón de Manila continues to be a luxury garment in Spain for special occasions such as traditional festivals, verbenas, bullfights, weddings, and gala dinners. It is also worn by flamenco dancers and is used in theatrical performances. Many artists, such as Raimundo de Madrazo, Joaquín Bastida y Sorolla, Hermenegildo Anglada Camarasa, Ignacio Zuloaga, José María López Mezquita, and various others whose Works are found at The Hispanic Society of America, have Dresde their setters in these typically Spanish accessories.
- Inspired by: Mantón de Manila. Spain, ca. 1900. Black silk with polychrome embroidery.
- 100% silk
- 35 x 35 in.
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 1 in|