Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one and two directions); bleached linen (est.)
Overall: 57.4 x 90.2 cm (22 5/8 x 35 1/2 in.)
Gift of Mrs. Rollin J. Stickle 1934.193
The Tree of Life, panther, and peacock are all ancient symbolic motifs introduced into lace patterns during the latter eighteenth century.
In this panel, a pair of panthers, a common motif in Russian textiles, flank a stylized Tree of Life. Two different types of birds fly above the scene. One bird is small, while the other is larger and similar to a peacock. The diamond patterning and geometric motifs throughout this lace are characteristic of Russian “peasant laces.”
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