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Point lace

Reticella. Bobbin made braid is used to form the long lines of the foundation, and punto stouia, the short ones. The designs of squares enclosing angular plant forms, arranged diagonally, as well as the technique, suggests that this piece is a transition from reticella to punto in aria.

Credit Line

Turner Sargent Collection—Bequest of Mrs. Turner Sargent (Amelia J. Holmes)

Italian, 17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lace, point


Textiles and Fashion Arts