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Bobbin lace, Merletto a fuselli

This piece is of the type of bobbin lace that is made to give the appearance of reticella. A wide band in the middle with a design of rosettes with narrower bands at top and bottom and a slightly pointed edge.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th–18th century

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Medium or Technique

Lace, bobbin, Merletto a fuselli


Textiles and Fashion Arts