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Band cut from a piece of linen

The design is worked in reticella and a little punto in aria, and consists of flower and geometric forms. Linen is embroidered with punto reale and punto ricio. Scallop picots on the lower edge.


From Mrs. John Marshall Collection

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

Italian, 16th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Point, punto tagliato or tela tagliata, cut-work


Textiles and Fashion Arts