16-17th century Mezzo Punto Needle - Bobbin Lace Border
< *** 16-17th century Italian Mezzo Punto Needle - Bobbin Lace Border *** Measures 48 inch length by 4.5 inches width. Worked in mixed needle and bobbin lace with linen thread ... the variation of fillings is quite staggering I have never found a piece this Lace before and had to ask for more info from a knowledgeable lace maker friend. If you have Pat Ernshaws 'A Dictionary of Lace' page 110 which she explains Mezzo Punto very well. Wonderful collectors Lace.