Needle lace, burato (twined ground and darned in one direction); bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 16.2 x 210.1 cm (6 3/8 x 82 11/16 in.)
Gift of Myrta Leonora Jones 1920.1271
Myrta Leonora Jones, the donor of this lace, was a women’s rights activist in Cleveland in the early 1900s.
Animals viewed in profile, some with their legs raised, indicate movement, such as a parade or procession. However, the human figures are shown frontally. Linear elements protruding from their backs and hands held out and open suggest the figures may be angels modeling a gesture of prayer.
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