Cutwork lace towel

Italian


Dimensions

65 x 147 cm (25 9/16 x 57 7/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.47 x .65

Accession Number

83.229

Medium or Technique

Point lace

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Punto tagliato or tela tagliata. cut-work. Towel. Across each end is a band of cut-work, with curved openings filled with reticella. The linen that is left is embroidered with punto reale (laid-work) and punto riccio. Sewed on to the ends is a strip of bobbin lace made in imitation of reticella, and finished with a fringe.

Credit Line

Gift of James William Paige