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Border

Border

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (made)

  • Date:

    1570-1630 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Needle lace worked in linen thread

  • Museum number:

    486-1903

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Border of cut and drawn linen, worked in twisted and plaited thread and button-hole stitch. "Reticella". Repeating pattern of two varieties of geometrical and floral devices arranged along the top in a horizontal row within square compartments, and below within scallops united by brides. The lower edge is slightly pointed and scalloped.

Place of Origin

Italy (made)

Date

1570-1630 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Needle lace worked in linen thread

Dimensions

Length: 32.5 in, Depth: 4 in

Object history note

This was originally part of a long border, which was cut into three. The other pieces were purchased by the Edinburgh and Dublin Museums.

Purchased. Registered File number 82095/1903.

Descriptive line

Border, linen with cut and drawn work decoration, Italy, 1570-1630.

Materials

Linen thread

Techniques

Needle lace making

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Geometric patterns

Categories

Lace; Textiles

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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