Border with Floral Motifs

Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one direction); bleached linen (est.) | 27.9 x 316.2cm | 19th century

Unknown Artist

A tendril motif is a recurring pattern in needle lace. The frequent use of the motif, adapted in lace from different centuries and regions, suggests that it was found in a pattern book. Here, the pattern is unusually ornate with additional swirling a...
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