The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 29, 2024

Band with Leaf Motifs

Band with Leaf Motifs

17th 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 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. The maker of this piece used thread of different thicknesses to give texture and variety to the design.
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