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Border fragment

Border used either on furnishing or on costume. The coarse needle work is attached to two braids. A row of squares, each filled with a rosette form the design. One edge is finished by a saw tooth like design.


Mr. Hervey E. Wetzel; Bequeathed to Mrs. Albertine W.F. Valentine; Gift to the MFA, March 31, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey E. Wetzel

probably Italian, mid-16th–19th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen, needle lace (Reticella)


Textiles and Fashion Arts