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Bobbin lace

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The design of conventional plant forms is joined by various à jours and partially outlined with coarse linen thread. On the paper envelope in which this lace had been kept was written "Will my cousin Sally make dear Polly a pair of cuffs out of this "wee bit" of lace, rendered invaluable by...

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Emma L. Coleman in memory of Mrs. Polly R. Holligsworth

18th century

Dimensions

4 x 29 cm (1 9/16 x 11 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .29 x .04

Accession Number

16.166

Medium or Technique

Lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles