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Border fragment

Border fragment, probably from a furnishing fabric, made of squares of plain weave fabric alternating with open geometrical designs. The piece is very damaged and one border has a strip of braided, triangle shaped bobbin lace.


Denmann Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, December 11, 1907

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, 17th–19th century

Object Place

Possibly Italy

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, plain weave, with elements withdrawn and embroidered with linen thread with weaving, button hole and other filling stitches(Withdrawn element work)


Textiles and Fashion Arts