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Fragment of a Band with Abstract Pattern

Fragment of a Band with Abstract Pattern

1500s-1600s

Needle lace, filet/lacis (knotted ground and darned in one and two directions); unbleached and bleached linen (est.)

Overall: 6.4 x 26.4 cm (2 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1920.1127

Fun Fact

This piece has a counterpart at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (20.186.29).

Description

The darker ground of unbleached linen allows the meandering pattern completed in the filet/lacis technique using bleached linen to prominently stand out.

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