Aug 15, 2011

Fragment of a Band with Abstract Pattern

Fragment of a Band with Abstract Pattern

1500s

Bleached linen: needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in one direction)

Overall: 5.1 x 25.5 cm (2 x 10 1/16 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1101

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The word lace derives from the Latin laqueus, meaning noose.

Description

In the buratto technique, the background pattern, known as the ground, is created by threads twined together. The tight twining on this ground contributes to the intricacy of the meandering geometric patterns.

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