Jul 27, 2018

Fragment of a Band with Floral Motif

Fragment of a Band with Floral Motif

18th century

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

Overall: 18.5 x 15.3 cm (7 5/16 x 6 in.)

Gift of Myrta Leonora Jones 1919.750


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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.


Though it is a small fragment, this piece of lace is simple and honest in its decorative quality. The focus is on the tulips, which stand out with thick darning against the unadorned diamond ground netting.

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