Fragment of a Band with Vines and Leaves

Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in two directions); bleached linen (est.) | 12.7 x 64.8cm | 1600s

Unknown Artist

A scrolling vine with budding vegetation or a tendril 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.

Credit: The Frances McInt...
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