Fragment with Floral Motif

Fragment with Floral Motif

17th-18th century

Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions); bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 14.6 x 15.1 cm (5 3/4 x 5 15/16 in.)

Gift of Myrta Leonora Jones 1919.775

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Fun Fact

Myrta Leonora Jones, the donor of this work, was a women’s rights activist in Cleveland in the early 20th century.

Description

Though this fragment of lace is completed in the filet/lacis technique, the floral motif imitates a form of needle lace particular to Spain, known as Ruedas or Sol Lace, due to its radial patterns.

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