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Gift of Sarah M. Spooner
Jean Neder: An early Venetian bobbin tape guipure, XVII Century type. The pattern is of the meandering type developed in Genoa, inspired by early Coraline needlepoint. The ends, which are pieced onto another band of another quality, but of similar pattern, show a bouquet of flowing Renaissance form in closely woven tape. The attached band is of a slightly heavier thread, a little darker in color and adrjer in weave, the tape guipure forms monotonously distributed throughout the band like an allover pattern. This suggests influence upon the 17th c. pattern and technique of Binche and Valenciennes. Compare with 25713 and 21443. The oval ends are obviously fragments from a larger piece of banding not composed within the space. A narrow edge (1/2") is sewed on to finish the raw edgees of these end pieces. Compare with 21443. Three piecing seams.