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Point lace

Italian
17th century


Dimensions

12 x 82 cm (4 3/4 x 32 5/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .82 x .12

Accession Number

89.216

Medium or Technique

Lace, point

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Reticella. Bobbin made braid is used to form the long lines of the foundation, and punto stouia, the short ones. The designs of squares enclosing angular plant forms, arranged diagonally, as well as the technique, suggests that this piece is a transition from reticella to punto in aria.

Credit Line

Turner Sargent Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Turner Sargent (Amelia J. Holmes)