Milanese Lace

Example of Milanese (tape) lace. Example of Milanese (tape) lace.

Milanese lace, or Milanese tape lace, is a form of bobbin lace produced in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in Milan, Italy. It is characterised by bold leaf, scroll or chain designs, mixed sometimes with animal or human forms. The designs are made up of braids or tapes, that are combined with bars or net. It should not be confused with Point de Milan, which is a nineteenth century Belgian product.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1982/1984). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd, pp. 111-112.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 17 September 2016).


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