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Darned netting lace

Broad border with narrow border on three sides. The design, of geometric plant-forms and diagonal bands is worked with cloth stitch and buratto stitch. It has been patched in one place with a piece of bobbin lace.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Mrs. Sarah Scott Binney

Italian, 16th–17th century

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Medium or Technique

Point, punto a maglia quadra, darned netting


Textiles and Fashion Arts