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Bobbin, barb lace

The tape-like design is joined by plaited brides or bars with picots. Many small pieces of lace have been joined together to make a barb.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Georgiana G. Eaton

Italian, 17th–18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lace, bobbin, Barb


Textiles and Fashion Arts