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Bobbin lace

The design of scrolling stems bearing conventional flowers and leaves, is outlined with a silky linen thread. The hexagonal braided "reseau" and the toile were made at the same time. Evidently a copy of a Flemish or Dutch lace. Much worn.

Provenance

1915, gift of Edgar L. Ashley to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 12, 1915)

Credit Line

Gift of Edgar L. Ashley

Spanish, 18th century

Accession Number

15.948

Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles