Cutwork and Lacis Panel With Animal Figures

Description
This panel consists of 42 alternate squares of cutwork and lacis, edged with a border of needlepoint lace. The knotted filet net is embroidered with motifs like an elephant, a goddess, a horse, a hunter, and a dragon, among others. The woven cutwork squares are embellished with geometric needlepoint insertions and surface embroidery. It was probably made in Spain or Italy in the early 17th Century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, panel
Object Type
lace
date made
1580-1620
maker
unknown
Physical Description
linen (overall material)
filet, lacis (alternating square production method/technique)
cutwork and needle lace (alternating squares production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 51 1/2 in x 44 in; 130.81 cm x 111.76 cm
place made
Italy
ID Number
TE*L7652
catalog number
L7652
accession number
58000
subject
Lace
Lace Making
Linen
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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