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What is this?

Alternating floral forms in a densely-placed pattern.

This is a border from Italy. It is dated late 16th–early 17th century and we acquired it in 1962. Bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf in memory of his mother, Adeline Emma Greenleaf. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

medium: linen technique: needle lace (punto in aria)

Its dimensions are

H x W: 6.5 x 41 cm (2 9/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

This object was bequest of Richard Cranch Greenleaf

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