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6 Vintage Italian White Work Linen Placemats and Runner

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Classic elegance-6 Italian homespun ivory linen placemats and matching runner with hand stitched taupe needlelace inserts and drawnwork accents. Circa 1900-1920.

The refined, geometric needle lace motifs you see were stitched using a technique known as Reticello or Reticella. Lacemakers cut and withdrew most of the threads from the linen leaving a simple framework. With a needle and thread they stitched elaborate patterns by weaving over and under this framework until the final motif was formed. Reticillo remains a highly collectible lace.

Dimensions: Placemat 11 x 16 inches.Runner 10 x 37 inches.

Condition: Excellent. Time has been very kind to this linen. The set comes to you freshly laundered and pressed.

6 Vintage Italian White Work Linen Placemats and Runner

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: linen, cotton thread
  • Feedback: 1645 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from California, United States.
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