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Bobbin lace

The design of symmetrically arranged sprays of flowers and leaves placed across the lace and the ground, "rèseau", are made at the same time. The design is outlined with silky linen thread. The straight edge is finished with picots.

Credit Line

Gift of Guy Lowell

German, 19th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts