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Point lace. Punto tagliato or tela tagliata. Cut-work

The design consists of a zig-zag band of reticella, with single squares in the intervening triangles and a straight band at the top and bottom. Some of the small squares have designs indicative of the transition to punto aria. The linen is embroidered with punto reale and punto riccio. A bobbin...

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From Mrs. John Marshall Collection

Credit Line

Gift of Henry W. Bliss

Italian, second half of 16th century

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Medium or Technique

Point, punto tagliato or tela tagliata, cut-work


Textiles and Fashion Arts