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Piece of lace

Mexican (Mexico City)
1862


Object Place: Mexico City, Mexico

Dimensions

41700 x 143 cm (16417 5/16 x 56 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

59.205

Medium or Technique

Linen, lace

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Made in convent in Mexico City, sent to Rebecca Virginia Moorhead in New York. Point, drawn-work. Cover made of three pieces of a child’s petticoat. Plain white linen ground, decorated with three strips of drawnwork, each showing one wide band and three narrow bands of ornament. Wide band shows small, all-over lozenge pattern rendered with fine wrapping stitches. Narrow, scalloped crocheted lace border on three sides. Small patch near one end.

Provenance

Made in a convent in Mexico City.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Rebecca Christie Birdsall