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

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Identifier

2021.009

Title

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

Creator

Martinez, Maria Antonia Ludovici

Date

ca. 1915-1979

Format

Apple parts are ca. 12 cm x 12 cm

Description

Apple-shaped potholders made by my grandmother Maria Antonia Ludovici Martinez (1905-1991); source of pattern unknown, perhaps improvised, in what feels like cotton.  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.  It looks like the fronts and backs were crocheted separately, then crocheted together, with the green leaves and hangers crocheted last.

Provenance

Contributed by Heather Hernandez.

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