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Point lace, punto tagliato or tela tagliata cut-work

The linen is embroidered with punto quadra and punto reale. The Eastern origin of the design is very apparent in the rows of flower or cup forms made of two triangles, each with a one curved point.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen, point, Punto tagliato or tela tagliata, cut-work


Textiles and Fashion Arts