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Top and bag, “Sehaliah”, bobbin lace/ red and blue coated copper wire, Gloria Valli, Italy, 2001

Made by Valli, Gloria in Italy, Europe, 2001.

This outfit was displayed in the exhibition of finalists in the Powerhouse Museum’s second International Lace for Fashion Award. In the ninetteenth century Russian lacemakers pioneered the technique of plaiting using only four threads which can follow any complex design prividing that there is an even number of lines at every intersectiooon. This dramatically reduced the time needed to work the background of large-scale domestic laces, and consequently kept the price of such work at a reasonable...

Summary

Object No.

2002/84/1

Object Statement

Top and bag, "Sehaliah", bobbin lace/ red and blue coated copper wire, Gloria Valli, Italy, 2001

Physical Description

Top and bag, "Sehaliah", bobbin lace/ red and blue coated copper wire, Gloria Valli, Italy, 2001

"Sehaliah" is a set of three wearable pieces made from 5 identical rectangles of copper wire lace, each measuring 200 x 400 mm, four blue and one red. The red rectangle is worn under one blue rectangle, both being moulded to the body to make the bodice (front only.) The sleeves and bag are each made of a blue rectangle. All pieces are held onto the body in a very minimal way with clear synthetic rubber 'boot laces.' The bobbin lace techique used for the lace involves plaiting only two pairs of threads along a single complex pathway, using special hooked connections called 'sewings' wherever the design lines overlap. The red rectangle has a design of overlapping circles which form a repeating pattern of flowers, each with six purved petals. The blue rectangles have a tessellated design of interlocking eight-pointed star shapes, each with an open centre.

Production

Notes

The top and bag were designed by Gloria Valli.

The top and bag were made by Gloria Valli.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2002

Acquisition Date

14 August 2002

Cite this Object

Harvard

Top and bag, "Sehaliah", bobbin lace/ red and blue coated copper wire, Gloria Valli, Italy, 2001 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 March 2019, <https://ma.as/11695>

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