Irish Crochet, cotton. Ireland, c1850. The varieties of plant forms and flowers represented, their naturalism and the three-dimensionality set this extraordinary example of Irish crochet lace apart from the more static designs of later examples.
Piccolomini, Gullia (maker)
Materials and Techniques:
Linen, embroidered with linen and metal thread in satin stitch, with cutwork, drawn thread work and buttonholed bars