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Reticella lace towel

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Inserted in each end of a linen towel is a strip of reticella. Borders of small points on the sides and deep ones on the ends. The reticella is exquisite in design and execution. The bands of braid that form the foundation suggest that the workmanship is of later date than the design.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. George Linder

Italian, 16th century (design), 17th century (work)


72 x 162 cm (28 3/8 x 63 3/4 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.62 x .72

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Medium or Technique

Linen; lace, point


Textiles and Fashion Arts