Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one and two directions); bleached and blue dyed linen (est.)
Overall: 12.5 x 7.4 cm (4 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1126
The word lace derives from the Latin laqueus, meaning noose.
The light blue ground of this fragment of lace, together with the varying thicknesses of threads used for the ground and the embroidered pattern, create a sense of depth in the textile. The white thread is bleached linen and the blue is linen that has been bleached and dyed.
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