Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, uncertain origin, 1850-1900

Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, [Italian], 1850-1900

Continuous serpentine trail, with 2 double turns for each repeat held togehter by a plaited design which passes through, and ornaments the trail to form the dentate headside.

Technique
The cloth stitch trail uses the same 6 pairs of threads throughout, and the worker pair becomes temporarily passive while the plait pairs pass through the trail in their appointed places. The evenness of workmanship and smoothness of design indi...

Summary

A9148-15
Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, [Italian], 1850-1900

Continuous serpentine trail, with 2 double turns for each repeat held togehter by a plaited design which passes through, and ornaments the trail to form the dentate headside.

Technique
The cloth stitch trail uses the same 6 pairs of threads throughout, and the worker pair becomes temporarily passive while the plait pairs pass through the trail in their appointed places. The evenness of workmanship and smoothness of design indicate a "tigying up", if not simplification of the original 17th century design, and suggests modern workmanship.

Dimensions

55 mm
640 mm

Cite this Object

Border, 1600s Genoese style lace, bobbin made, uncertain origin, 1850-1900 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 June 2017, <https://ma.as/202961>
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