Cuff with Floral Vines

19th century
Location: not on view
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From the 15th century, lace cuffs were among the most popular ways to wear and display this costly textile.


In this lace cuff (one of a set, see 1936.226), scrolling vines with budding flowers emerge from a tied bow, creating a stylized bouquet. A scrolling vine with budding vegetation or a tendril motif 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.
Cuff with Floral Vines

Cuff with Floral Vines

19th century

Unassigned, 19th century

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