Fragment of a Band with Geometric Pattern and Floral Motif

Fragment of a Band with Geometric Pattern and Floral Motif

19th century

Needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in one direction); cotton (est.)

Overall: 5.9 x 48 cm (2 5/16 x 18 7/8 in.)

The Frances McIntosh Sherwin Collection 1936.221

Fun Fact

Books of patterns for lace making and other needlework were aimed at well-to-do women and girls to encourage domestic virtue.

Description

A scrolling vine with budding vegetation or a tendril is a recurring pattern in needle lace. The frequent use of the motif, adapted in lace from different centuries and regions, suggests that it was found in a pattern book.

See also

Contact us

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.

Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email imageservices@clevelandart.org.