‘M’ is for mantón de manila

The mantón de Manila (Manila shawl) is one of the most symbolic elements of hispanic dress that, in recent history, has become an almost essential garment in museum collections of costume around the world. Traditionally made out of silk, Manila shawls are often embroidered with colorful floral motifs made out of silk threads and bordered with long, braided fringes. Read the full text in Dressing the New World.

References

Beltran-Rubio, Laura. “‘M’ is for Mantón de Manila: Spanish Shawls of Asian Origin and Cross-Cultural Design Influences.” Dressing the New World: The Trade and the Culture of Clothing in the New Spanish Colonies, 1600–1800. 6 July 2018. https://dressworld.hypotheses.org/382.