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
Books of patterns for lace making and other needlework were aimed at well-to-do women and girls to encourage domestic virtue.
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.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.