Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions); bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 12.5 x 14.1 cm (4 15/16 x 5 9/16 in.)
Gift of Myrta Leonora Jones 1919.777
Myrta Leonora Jones, the donor of this work, was a women’s rights activist in Cleveland in the early 20th century.
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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