Reticella lace towel
16th century (design), 17th century (work)
72 x 162 cm (28 3/8 x 63 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.62 x .72
Medium or Technique
Linen; lace, point
Not On View
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.
Gift of Mrs. George Linder