Cyprus Lefkara Cutwork

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Lefkara Lace

136" need width
Very good condition, few small localized rust spots. Linen thread throughout.
Mounted for the 2008 exhibition.

This is Lefkara lace from Cyprus, probably made in the mid 20th c. Tripartite design with a bottom knotted fringe. The middle strip has different fillings in each diamond motif, and the bordering triangle fillings are the same at the top and bottom, but change along the length. The fringe might be bobbin lace, and is attached separately.

accession number 2006.1.039
purchased 09/22/2006
first posted 03/17/2009