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Flemish Lace

From the Collection of Australian Lace Guild - Victorian Branch Briphil House 80 Gardenvale Road Gardenvale Gardenvale Victoria

Flemish lace edging attached to a piece of black fabric.
44.0 x 4.5 cms
Object Registration
Historical information
This lace is similar in appearance to Genoese collar laces but the thread is much finer and the lace softer. At the time it would have been an expensive fashionable lace trimming.
This particular piece was borrowed and used as an illustration in Pat Earnshaw's book "The identification of Lace"
When Made
Early 17th century
Last updated
21 Jan 2019 at 3:40PM