Fragment of a Border with Repeated Pattern of Fantastic Winged Animals

Fragment of a Border with Repeated Pattern of Fantastic Winged Animals

1500s-1600s

Bleached linen: needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in two directions) and fringe

Overall: 28.8 x 143.2 cm (11 5/16 x 56 3/8 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1245

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

Description

A four-legged animal pattern repeats in the top register, and winged birds appear in the central and bottom register. The birds, which are significantly larger in the central panel, may be peacocks.

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