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Point lace, punto tagliato or tela tagliata cut-work

Worked with a heavy thread and clumsily drawn pattern. Stitches used are punto riccio and punto reale. Of the same design, but different proportions in places, as 07.783.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 17th century

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Medium or Technique

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


Textiles and Fashion Arts