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2002/85/2 Neckpiece, 'Boa', bobbin lace / copper / plastic, by Silvia Fedorova, Slovakia, 2000-2001. Click to enlarge.

'Boa' lace neckpiece by Silvia Fedorova

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"Boa" was a finalist in the 2001 International Lace for Fashion Award but was excluded from the judging because, although it uses a traditional bobbin lace technique, the fabric itself has no spaces. Its role in the exhibition was to draw attention to the fact that it is the spaces in the fabric which make it lace, not the technique.

Fedorova is a very important artist from a part of Europe which has valued and encouraged contemporary lace practice for almost a hundred years.

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Summary

Object No.

2002/85/2

Object Statement

Neckpiece, 'Boa', bobbin lace / copper / plastic, by Silvia Fedorova, Slovakia, 2000-2001

Physical Description

Neckpiece, 'Boa', bobbin lace/ copper wire/ plastic, Silvia Fedorova, Slovakia, 2000 - 2001

"Boa" is a neckpiece made up of a series of small solid curved shapes, each with a long fringe of crumpled grey plastic passive strips. Solid simple cloth stitch is used throughout with the copper wire as workers and the plastic strips as passives.

Dimensions

Height

80 mm

Width

305 mm

Production

Notes

The neckpiece was designed by Silvia Fedorova

The neckpiece was made by Silvia Fedorova

History

Notes

The headpiece was a finalist in the 2001 Lace for Fashion Award at the Powerhouse Museum.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 2002

Acquisition Date

18 August 2002

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Boa' lace neckpiece by Silvia Fedorova 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 December 2022, <https://ma.as/11697>

Wikipedia

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