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Altar cover

Linen with all-over design of squares cut out with reticella filling, framed by angular vines worked in linen (punto reale and punto riccio), edged on three sides with points of reticella, the points worked on bobbin braid foundation. Design across ends does not match design across bottom. One...

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Gift of Miss Frances Morris

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Linen, lace; point, reticella, punto reale, punto riccio


Textiles and Fashion Arts