Needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in two directions), bobbin lace insert and edging, and crochet insert; bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 62.4 x 132.3 cm (24 9/16 x 52 1/16 in.)
Bequest of Louise Tifft Brown 1933.315
This cloth was given to the museum by Louise Tifft Brown, a native Clevelander who became an expert in lace while living in Venice for 35 years.
A range of techniques were used to create textural variation in this lace cloth: buratto, bobbin, and crochet. Figural motifs appear within the inserted buratto bands. Different birds, with crosses visible on their chests, crowned double-headed eagles, and feline figures facing a vessel may allude to the heraldic symbols of a particular family.
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