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