Lace Collar

Overall: 56.8 x 29.5 cm (22 3/8 x 11 5/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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Large and small round motifs in a linear framework form this geometric design made in open cutwork, now known as reticella. Its fineness was cut from a linen cloth whose woven grid provided a firm ground for the embroiderer to build her lace. A similar design for open cutwork was published in a pattern book by Frederic de Vinciolo in Paris in 1587.
Lace Collar

Lace Collar


Italy, Genoa

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