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Cutwork shirt, lace

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Heavy linen with bands of cut-work and punto reale in design of interweaving diagonal lines along sleeves and across shoulders. Punto avorio used for joining seams. Narrow bobbin lace edges the neck.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Sarah Scott Binney

Italian, 16th–17th century


70 cm (27 9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.70 sleeve from neckline 0.58 L. of shirt from neckline

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Medium or Technique

Linen, lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts