Fragment (of a Band?) with Floral Pattern

16th century
Location: not on view
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This small fragment was apparently cut from a much larger piece, perhaps originally decorating a woman’s dress.


Lace was often used in large quantities to produce opulent effects of light and contrasting texture. Bands of this width may have originally adorned a woman’s skirt or petticoat, heightening the design and overall impact with its rich floral pattern.
Fragment (of a Band?) with Floral Pattern

Fragment (of a Band?) with Floral Pattern

16th century

Italy, 16th century

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