Fragment of a Border with Floral Vine and Geometric Patterns

16th century
Location: not on view
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Myrta Leonora Jones, the donor of this lace, was a women’s rights activist in Cleveland in the early 20th century.

Description

Textiles often incorporate multiple techniques within a single piece, providing visual interest, and also demonstrating the skill and versatility of the maker. This fragment incorporates both reticella, a type of geometric needle lace worked on a grid of plaited or laid thread, and a border of burato.
Fragment of a Border with Floral Vine and Geometric Patterns

Fragment of a Border with Floral Vine and Geometric Patterns

16th century

Italy, 16th century

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