Posted by: efsacco | March 24, 2010

Carmen Quinones Marcial

I met Carmen and her family at the Festival del Mundillo in Moca. An accomplished lacemaker, Carmen pushes the bounds of her skill, and seeks new ways to make lace. When she was a young girl, she remembers that there were mundillistas along Carretera No. 2 where she lived then, in Barrio Palmar, Aguadilla. Fascinated by the work of women in mundillo, she began to learn how to make lace, and supplemented this knowledge by taking the courses offered in Extension Agricola in Moca and in Aguadilla. She has experimented and learned other bobbin lace techniques, which she applies to a variety of forms and fabrics. Hers is a family of artisans– her husband makes traditional masks, paintings in addition to bobbins, and her daughter sews wonderful handbags and creates beaded decorations for accessories.

samples of handkerchiefs with handmade lace edging

mundillo de Carmen Quinones Marcial, 2006

mundillo de Carmen Quinones Marcial, 2006

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  1. I would love to go to one of the festival. Beautifu
    l art.


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