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Black embroidered net square shawl

Net made on early point net machine; minute floral sprig powdered over ground; border repeat of highly stylized curving branches bearing several varieties of flowers; scalloped edge with small stylized blossom in each scallop; many breaks and small holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss E. Elizabeth Sears, in memory of her sister, Mary Crease Sears

American, First quarter 19th century

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Linen net lace with linen embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts