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Title: Instrucciones para tejer sombreros de paja
Creator: Jurado, Pablo
Publication Info: Unknown : Unknown, 1856.
Physical Details: 11 p. ; 14 x 10 5/10cms.
Physical Condition: Wrappers slightly faded, rest is mint.

Summary: Here Pablo Jurado provides detailed instructions concerning how to weave straw hats. The manual teaches the worker how to determine the quality of the straw and how to weave the different parts of the hat.
Historical Notes: During the 19th century the economy of the provinces of Socorro and Pamplona included substantial production of handcrafts. Straw hats were one of the principal products from the area. Bushnell, David 1993 The Making of Modern Colombia: A Nation in Spite of Itself. Pp. 80. Berkeley: University of California Press.
Donor Notes: A treatise instructing farmers on the cultivation of fiber plants which can be turned into straws hats. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Hat trade -- Colombia
Straw work -- Colombia

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P01716
Record Number: 238
Islandora ID: islandora:983