Artist/maker unknown, Italian

Made in Italy, Europe

Second half of 16th century

Linen bobbin lace (Genoese)

3 1/2 x 64 inches (8.9 x 162.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Morris Hawkes, 1945

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  • PublicationThe Fine Art of Textiles

    This bobbin lace border imitates two types of needle lace--reticella, which is characterized by the square frame of its units and by diagonal elements, and punto in aria, which was used primarily as an edging. Dilys E. Blum, from The Fine Art of Textiles: The Collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (1997), p. 68.