Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one direction) and bobbin lace edging; bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 35.6 x 154.3 cm (14 x 60 3/4 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Page 1921.85
Handmade lace for marriage dowries was produced in large quantities in Russia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
This long border may have functioned as a valance, a decorative drapery made for attachment at the frame of the bed. Crowned double-headed eagles confront peacocks, while smaller birds fly above them.
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