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Lace frill (back)

Cité de la dentelle et de la mode

Cité de la dentelle et de la mode

In the 17th century, it was often difficult to differentiate lace from Flemish or Italian bobbins. Here, the motif of florets and foliage with many windings suggests that this is an Italian production. The special feature of this frill is the absence of stitches or flanges to connect the patterns, in order to increase the contrast between solid and empty.

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  • Title: Lace frill (back)
  • Physical Dimensions: 17 x 122
  • Type: Hand-made lace (patch bobbins), Flanders or Milan style
  • Medium: Linen
  • period: 1660-1670
  • Inventory number: CiDM 1991.15.23
  • Conservatory storage: Calais, France

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