Hair Comb / Peineta

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Title

Hair Comb / Peineta

Object Type

Hair Comb

Creator

Lawrence Baca and Arlene Cisneros Sena

Origin

Santa Fe, NM, 1999

Medium

Silver, mother-of-pearl, garnet, oil paint

Identifier

1999.016

Acquisition Method

Spanish Market Purchase Award 1999

Comments

Women's hair combs of silver or tortoiseshell often were decorated with applied elements of gold, shell, pearls or semi-precious stones. In Spain and many areas of Latin America, such combs are still worn with or without a lace or silk mantilla (head covering) for special functions or festivities. This elegant contemporary collaboration by silversmith Lawrence Baca and painter Arlene Cisneros Sena is executed in this age-old tradition.

Contributor

Photo by Addison Doty

References

.Carmella Padilla and Donna Pierce. Conexiones: Connections in Spanish Colonial Art. Santa Fe: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 2002.

Citation

Lawrence Baca and Arlene Cisneros Sena, “Hair Comb / Peineta,” Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Collections, accessed October 18, 2017, http://collections.spanishcolonial.org/items/show/2944.