The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of April 25, 2024

Border with Renaissance Motif

Border with Renaissance Motif

early 19th century
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Books of patterns for lace making and other needlework were aimed at well-to-do women and girls as a way of encouraging domestic virtue.


A scrolling vine 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 may have been inspired by a design in a printed pattern book.
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