Jul 27, 2018

Fragment of a Border with Floral Motif

Fragment of a Border with Floral Motif

18th century

Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one and two directions); bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 30.1 x 37.6 cm (11 7/8 x 14 13/16 in.)

Gift of Myrta Leonora Jones 1919.745

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Myrta Leonora Jones, the donor of this work, was a women’s rights activist in Cleveland in the early 20th century.

Description

The scalloped bottom edge of this lace fragment indicates that it was originally meant as the border for a larger work of lace or other textile.

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