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Bobbin lace

Merletto a fuselli (trina a fuselli). This simple pillow insertion of coarse thread but good workmanship is very effective when sewed between linen. Carolina Amari, 1906. Two narrow braids with loops on the edges are joined by a wider zig zag braid.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, Late 15th–early 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts