29/12/2014

The Origins of the Manila Shawl. Second part

Apparently it was not a common item of dress in China, because it did not match well with the women´s traditional outfit, so it soon came into disuse. On the other hand the Chinese continued making them with the only aim of exporting them abroad. The Chinese production of silk embroideries came in three forms: smooth silk in bright colours, embroidered silk and parts of dresses also embroidered ...
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01/06/2014

The Origins of the Manila Shawl

The Origins of the Manila Shawl The Manila shawls, as we know it today, is a feminine clothing accessory linked to the Spanish craftsmanship. Its own resignation refers to its place of origin: the city of Manila, the capital of the old Spanish Philippine colony. Many of the traditions we consider to be genuinely Spanish, truthfully are not, or at least not originally ...
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