My WIfe's Persona of OLD SPAIN ROYAL BLOOD Desent

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    Ellrena Kaystillo Sul'livan(ORTNER)ENGLISH:::: [Ellrena Kay Sullivan] maiden name, ORTNER married name.
    1820's-1830's
    LADIES SPANISH COLONIAL EVENING DRESS

    Senorda Ellrena's outfit consist of an original Spanish comb imported from Spain This comb is of the type known as a Spanish *Peineta* comb because it resembles the traditional tortoiseshell ornaments worn by Spanish ladies with their native dress.

    Her Black lace MANTILLA SCARF is also an original handmade from Spain too.
    In the 1700's through 1840's, it was a common tradition to wear a beautiful lace scarf, white for unmarried women and black for married. It was draped over a high comb which was made of beautifully carved tortoiseshell. The use of the very tall Spanish comb has a very long history of use throughout the 17th and 1800's.
    Her Spanish FAN is also a treasure and keepsake from Spain and was hand painted in Madrid, Spain by a local artist.
    She is wearing a traditional Spanish style BOLERO JACKET covered in black lace. Blacks and Greens are a favorite color, style, and look among Spanish women. It has a traditional Spanish buttons in the front with glass trade beads as a chain closure.
    Her SKIRT-DRESS is also from the Old World it has a touch of French style design. It's a green bell skirt with black satin ribbons Since France and Spain were neighbors. They traded often and were at peace during the early 1800's.
    The undergarment is a cotton full length chemise.
    Her jewelry, is a silver SPANISH CROSS and is interlaced with large antique Catholic glass prayer beads. You had to be Catholic to live and own land in Texas, before 1836 and the Texas revolution. In New Mexico and California, you were Catholic land owners until 1948, then it became apart of the Union.
    The other chain is mounted with a rare large dark gem called a MALACHITE BEAD. It was grounded and formed by hand. It is a favorite trade item and found only in the Arizona area of the Southwest Region. She was given this bead necklace as a trade, by local natives as she traveled east towards Santa Fe. The white and green beads are pony trade beads.

    The region Senorda Ellrena lived, was southern California, at the Rancho LLANO DE MONTANA VISTAS (The land of mountain views). Her character is a daughter of a rich Spanish land owner of California. With 13,775 acres of prime cattle land. Over 800 Rancho land deeds were owned by Spanish people from Spain. California was like a new promise land to overcrowded Europe land. Her father was one of these land owners during Spanish rule. California's heyday of missions and ranchos was from the 1770s through the 1850s and we take our time period in the 1820's through 1830's
    Even though Spanish people from Europe lived in the new world. True Spaniards were few and they consisted of the high upper class emigrants to the New World.
    Settlement of the Spanish-Mexican Southwest was hard. The missions, villas, and presidios were largely self-sufficient in terms of agricultural products but were dependent on imported manufactured goods””weapons, cloth, gunpowder, sugars, and wine””although the settlers attempted the manufacture of all.
    This is the one of the reasons for the traveling to the city of Santa Fe. The last 3 years we, saw and heard about the American goods coming down the Santa Fe trail in large wagons caravans. Ellrena's father had the money and wanted to take a large amount of American products back to the Roncho Llano De Montana Vistas. The whole family of 8 plus 125 servants, vaqueros, friends, neighbors, and other land owners came with us too. We traveled in large caravans for protection, fellowship, and extra help when needed. We had a 6 month stay in Santa Fe. We stayed at a relatives pueblo haseinda in Santa Fe, While our stay in Santa Fe. I met my American husband of German decent for the first time. That was in 1824
    BUT THAT'S ANOTHER STORY [​IMG]
     

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