Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions); bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 92.7 x 69.6 cm (36 1/2 x 27 3/8 in.)
Anonymous gift in memory of Mrs. Henry G. Keller 1956.323
The word lace derives from the Latin laqueus, meaning noose.
The darning, or area of woven pattern, on these two attached panels is much thicker than the ground. In the center, a tree is flanked by four-legged animals, perhaps horses, lions, or griffins.
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