Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one direction); bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 23.8 x 244.2 cm (9 3/8 x 96 1/8 in.)
Bequest of Louise Tifft Brown 1933.344
This lace 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.
Double-headed birds alternating with flowering vases appear on this filet/lacis lace. The pattern repeats horizontally, with organic spirals which burst into the upper and lower registers.
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