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Border fragment

Needle lace border fragment, either use on furnishing or on costume; the design consists of a zigzag line enclosing symmetrical groups of stylized forms. One edge is finished with small half circle designs alternating with small triangles.


Denman Waldo Ross Collection; Gift to the MFA, April 1, 1915

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Possibly Italian, 17th–19th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, needle lace (punto in aria)


Textiles and Fashion Arts