Jul 27, 2018

Fragment of a Band with Branching Vegetation

Fragment of a Band with Branching Vegetation

17th century

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

Overall: 17.6 x 23 cm (6 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Gift of Myrta Leonora Jones 1919.776

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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

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.

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