Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions); bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 12.7 x 64.8 cm (5 x 25 1/2 in.)
The Frances McIntosh Sherwin Collection 1936.223
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.
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