Modano is a Renaissance Italian term for a form of square-meshed, knotted lace.

This type of lace is depicted in Vavassore’s pattern book, Corona di Racammi ('Crown of Embroidery'), which was published in c. 1530. Vavassore called this type of work Modano ricamato ('Embroidered Network'). According to the English writer, Pat Earnshaw, the Point Modena that was made on a Leavers lace machine in the early twentieth century was probably a copy of the hand-made Modano forms.

Modano is also called Tuscan filet.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1984). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications Ltd., p. 112.


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