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Point. Buratto lace

17th century


93 x 110 cm (36 5/8 x 43 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.10 x .93

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; point, Buratto

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Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Dark brown silk foundation embroidered with colored silks in a rich floral design of two broad bands joined in the center by a narrow band of simple flower forms. On each end is a similar narrow band and beyond it a scalloped border. On the sides is sewed a narrow strip of embroidered blue silk. Worked with pink, yellow, green and blue silk; lined with brown linen, much worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. John Wheelock Elliot