Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lace fragment
  • Italy
  • lace fragment, 1500s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • lace, tassels
  • Object Height/Width: 15 x 68.5 cm
    Object Height/Width: 5 7/8 x 26 15/16 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0071
Description
Exhibitions

Lace fragment (identified as Retticella needle lace) with a combination of drawn thread and pulled thread technique. The design is comprised of a series of square shapes. Some of the shapes are solid, some have been left open, and some have filler patterns. The square shape has been tilted to form diamonds with tassels suspended below.