Fragment of a Band with Geometric Pattern and Floral Motif

19th century
Overall: 5.9 x 48 cm (2 5/16 x 18 7/8 in.)
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Books of patterns for lace making and other needlework were aimed at well-to-do women and girls to encourage domestic virtue.

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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.
Fragment of a Band with Geometric Pattern and Floral Motif

Fragment of a Band with Geometric Pattern and Floral Motif

19th century

Italy, 19th century

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