Crochet apple potholders by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA

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Identifier

2021.005

Title

Crochet apple potholders by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA

Creator

Martinez, Maria Antonia Ludovici

Date

ca. 1915-1979

Format

13 x 12 cm (one without green stem onto apple), 13.5 x 13.5 cm (one with green stem on apple)

Description

Potholders made by my grandmother Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez (1905-1991). Source of design unknown, crocheted of thick thread that feels like cotton, with tight twist, with the thread used for the rings being thinner with a sheen; the rings have a stiff support under them, white, probably a hard plastic.  My grandmother used these, and I inherited them after her death--her dishes were the Franciscan Apple pattern, and she had a lot of reds and whites in her kitchen.  The apples (with their stems and leaves) are crocheted separately and appliqued/stitched onto the two-layers of white backgrounds,the red edging crocheting the two layers of the white backgrounds together.

Provenance

Contributed by Heather Hernandez.

Citation

HeatherH, “Crochet apple potholders by Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez, San Francisco, California, USA,” Center for Knit and Crochet Digital Repository, accessed December 2, 2022, https://digital.centerforknitandcrochet.org/items/show/28618.

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