Cluny Lace

Pair of cuffs made of Cluny lace. Pair of cuffs made of Cluny lace.

Cluny lace is a nineteenth century form of guipure, bobbin lace. It was worked as a continuous piece. It characteristically has geometric patterns, with radiating, pointed wheat ears. It is said to derive its name from designs that were seen and copied from the Musée de Cluny in Paris. It was made in France, but also in England.

Cluny Lace is also the name of one of the last industrial lace making firms in England. Click here (retrieved 15th July 2016).

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 15th July 2016).


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