Sicilian Lace

Example of Sicilian lace. Example of Sicilian lace.

Sicilian lace is the term for various types of embroidered lace, notably buratto embroidery, drawn thread work and darned net, made in Sicily from the sixteenth century onwards. Sicilian lace was used for both secular and religious purposes. Some forms of Sicilian lace were embroidered with coloured silks, notably, bluish green, rose pink and canary yellow.

Source: EARNSHAW, Pat (1984). A Dictionary of Lace, Aylesbury: Shire Publications, p. 137.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 29th May 2016)

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