Curator Jade Papa selects some favorite pieces from Jefferson’s textile and costume collection.
This Hispanic Heritage Month, The Nexus asked Jade Papa, curator of Jefferson’s vast textile and costume collection, to select some of her favorite pieces in the Design Center that highlight Hispanic culture. They include a man’s sash and woman’s huipil from Guatemala, a skirt from the Andean Highlands, a coca bag from Peru and more. (See slideshow below.)
The collection features roughly 150,000 pieces from around the world, with some items dating back to the 4th century.
Faculty, staff and students from all programs are welcome to visit the Design Center, located in a mid-20th-century ranch home on East Falls Campus. Email Jade Papa to schedule an appointment, or virtually browse the collection here.