Border with Double-Headed Birds and Vases with Vines and Flowers

Border with Double-Headed Birds and Vases with Vines and Flowers

19th century

Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one direction); bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 23.8 x 244.2 cm (9 3/8 x 96 1/8 in.)

Bequest of Louise Tifft Brown 1933.344

Fun Fact

This lace 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.

Description

Double-headed birds alternating with flowering vases appear on this filet/lacis lace. The pattern repeats horizontally, with organic spirals which burst into the upper and lower registers.

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