Point de Gaze

Example of point de gaze. Example of point de gaze.

Point de Gaze is a type of needlepoint lace produced in Brussels, Belgium, named after its gauze-like net background material. It was popular in the second half of the nineteenth century, and it is apparently still made for the tourist trade.

The needle-made net, which has given its name to this type of lace, is made with a continuous thread that forms a structure of semi-circular loops. The characteristic design is a flower, which sometimes has detached petals.

Source: LEADER, Jean, 'Point de gaze lace. The facts,' Lace 73, 1994, pp. 10-11. Digital version.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 8th July 2016).


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