Fragment of a Band with Geometric Motif

Fragment of a Band with Geometric Motif

17th-18th century

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

Overall: 5.5 x 15.8 cm (2 3/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Gift of Myrta Leonora Jones 1919.784

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

Description

The thick and graphic darning, or area of woven pattern, depicts triangular and circular geometric motifs. In addition to the knotting of the thread (filet/lacis technique), the lace maker used thicker thread to create the bold and heavy pattern.

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