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Lace

Probably Italian
17th century


Object Place: Italy

Dimensions

21 x 94.5 cm (8 1/4 x 37 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.362

Medium or Technique

Lace, Point, Buratto, gauze weave

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pale brown ground of gauze weave with extra twist in warp between each weft. Main field shows a row of stylized S-shaped leaves between single rows of stylized sprigs. Design embroidered in darning stitch with white yarn, outlined with stem stitch in yellow. Woven gold and silver braid along three sides; traces of violet silk along fourth side. Holes in ground.

Credit Line

Special Textile Fund