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Border

Border

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1600-1620 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cutwork and needle lace

  • Museum number:

    T.275-1912

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

The technique of cutwork used to make this piece of lace was the creation of a delicate structure of needle lace stitches across the spaces cut in a fine linen ground. It reached the height of its popularity in the late sixteenth and early seventeeth century, when it was used to decorate every type of linen and in particuar to draw attention to the face and throat in the form of collars and ruffs. This short length of border may well have been part of a collar.

Physical description

Scalloped border, in cutwork and needle lace, linen thread.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1600-1620 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cutwork and needle lace

Dimensions

Length: 17.5 cm, Depth: 13 cm, Length: 175 mm maximum length, Width: 135 mm maximum width

Descriptive line

Scalloped lace border, needle lace, Italy, about 1600-25

Materials

Linen thread

Techniques

Cutwork; Needle lace

Categories

Textiles; Lace; Europeana Fashion Project

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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