Reticella lace towel

Italian
16th century (design), 17th century (work)


Dimensions

72 x 162 cm (28 3/8 x 63 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.62 x .72

Accession Number

07.855

Medium or Technique

Linen; lace, point

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Inserted in each end of a linen towel is a strip of reticella. Borders of small points on the sides and deep ones on the ends. The reticella is exquisite in design and execution. The bands of braid that form the foundation suggest that the workmanship is of later date than the design.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Linder