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Colcha, Bed Spread

Colcha, Bed Spread

Department: History
Date: 1940-1945
Medium: cotton fabric and wool embroidery
Dimensions:
89 x 83 1/2 in. (226.1 x 212.1 cm)
Classification: Furnishings
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1985 General Obligation Bonds, and gift of the Albuquerque Historical Society via the Carmen Gertrudis Espinosa Memorial Fund
Object number: PC1987.30.1
DescriptionColcha embroidery bedspread. Wool embroidery on cotton twill commercial fabric with floral and animal motifs. Two stitched side panels; allover pattern of various crewel stitches.
Not on view
Label Text:Bedspread
Frances Delgado Espinosa
Wool yarn, cotton twill ground cloth, natural dyes
1940-1945
Courtesy: The Albuquerque Museum
Museum Purchase, General Obligation Bonds and the Albuquerque Historical Society via the Carmen Gertrudis Espinosa Memorial Fund
PC1987.30.1
Mrs. Espinosa was the mother of Carmen Espinosa, whose collection was published in the book, New Mexico Colonial Embroidery.


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