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Edging
Edging
Date:
17th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Mezzo Punto Lace
Dimensions:
7 x 400 cm (2 3/4 x 157 1/2 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1981.3.7
Acquisition Date:
1981-04-02
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple

Jean Neder: Stylized foliate forms and flower forms, repeated every seven inches. Heavy buttonhole stitches form a cordonnet around the bobbin made tape outlining the designs. Brides picotees join the designs, that have been worked with many filling stitches in needle lace. Lower edge has double cordonnet and small scallops picotee, upper edge of narrow "x" design lace worked along with the main edging. Thread is linen, untwisted, rresulting in a 'clothy' appearance. Ref: Palliser, History of Lace, p. 58 and Pollen, Seven Centuries of Lace, Plate LV.