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Point lace, reticella

Made on a linen foundation. This piece shows plainly the way in which reticella developed, until finally punto in aria was envolved. Picots on edges and at the intersection of the different parts of the design.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Italian, 16th–early 17th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lace, point Reticella


Textiles and Fashion Arts