Plain weave linen with needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions) and bobbin lace edging; bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 88.3 x 137.5 cm (34 3/4 x 54 1/8 in.)
Bequest of Louise Tifft Brown 1933.303
This cloth was given to the museum by Louise Tifft Brown, a native Clevelander who became an expert in lace while living in Venice for 35 years.
Strange two-tailed animals accompanied by birds appear on the filet/lacis lace. The compact pattern repeats horizontally, with inserted bands of two-tailed animals confronting birds. The bird motif is also depicted alongside a flower motif on the outer filet/lacis border.
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