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Bobbin lace barbe

A straight piece of lace cut to make a barbe, pieced in the middle, and edged with a narrow lace of coarser thread. Flemish lace barbe. Flemish. 17th century.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. C. F. Keller

Flemish, 18th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Bobbin; lace


Textiles and Fashion Arts