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Gift of Mrs. D.L. Wemple
Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, CPLH, 2011
Two types of lace are sewn together lengthwise. The lower edge is deeply scalloped collar lace. The two bands of lace are joined by a band of drawnwork made on the same fabric that forms the background for the reticella lace. The reticella is in two pieces, and is joined with a narrow band of bobbin lace. The bobbin lace is a vandyked pattern in so-called plaited lace containing the star-like groups - grains of corn - which are characteristic of Genoese lace. The reticella is a needle lace in geometric round and square design, repeated throughout the length of the piece. The original fabric backing is visible in some areas of the Reticella lace. Jean Neder Ref: Pollen, plates 86, 87; Palliser, Jourdain, Plates 17 , 18.