Lace

17th century (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Polychrome silk embroidery on plaited silk net in darning, satin, and double-running stitches. The repeating pattern consists of linked scrolling snake-headed stems, bearing leaves and flowers. Small birds fill the interspaces and there is a border of blossoms.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk embroidery on silk net
Brief Description
1600s, Italian; Burato
Physical Description
Polychrome silk embroidery on plaited silk net in darning, satin, and double-running stitches. The repeating pattern consists of linked scrolling snake-headed stems, bearing leaves and flowers. Small birds fill the interspaces and there is a border of blossoms.
Dimensions
  • Length: 41.5in
  • Width: 9in
Credit line
Given by Mrs Lewis F. Day
Object history
Registered File no. 9901/1926.
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
T.229-1929

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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