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Puerto Rican Artisan Wins the National Hispanic Fellowship Award |

June 16, 2021 6:07 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)

Lovely item about an artisan of mundillo. What style is that like? 

"At 95 years old, and with a long career in the Puerto Rican arts, particularly in mundillo, Mrs. Nellie is worthy of this important award and distinction. We thank you and congratulate you for promoting this beautiful art that represents our history, culture and tradition," said Gov. Pedro Pierluisi.


  • June 16, 2021 6:31 PM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)
    This is a nice short film about it.
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  • June 17, 2021 10:41 AM | Sharon Sacco (Administrator)
    The lace that is on her pillow is a variation of Torchon. It is nicely made. Did you know that there was once a lace convention in Puerto Rico? I believe it was an early IOLI convention.

    Good find!
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    • June 17, 2021 11:04 AM | Mary Mangan (Administrator)
      I thought I saw Torchon-like elements. Good--thanks for giving me confidence on that. I also updated the Wikipedia lace table to include Mundillo. There was already a brief Mundillo page, but it wasn't in the big lace table and that page didn't have the big table. So I included it now and it's in the same group as Torchon now.

      I didn't know about the previous conference. I hope there will be another someday! That would be a nice trip.

      Separately, I added Lefkara to the lace table. It was lovely to see Hanka's piece on Sunday. Similarly, there was a Lefkara page but it wasn't in the table. I put that in cutwork.
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