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Ivory White 1 3/4" Cluny Lace "Sold by the Inch"


Ivory White 1 3/4" (4-4.5 cm) 100% Linen Hand Made Cluny Bobbin Lace

Cluny lace is sold by the inch and was named for Cluny, France. Charecteristics of Cluny lace are a heavy bobbin lace made of ivory-white heavy threads. Our Cluny lace is hand made of off white 80/2 linen thread by Kate Henry in the Illinois Territory and is a reproduction of a type used in the early to late 18th century. This would make a bold edging on a woman's cap, gown or handkerchief but was more common on houshold items such as table and bed linens. For example in The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London in 1767 "Catharine Saunders and Mary Gibbons, spinsters, were indicted for stealing nine yards of linen lace, value 20 s. and ten yards of linen edging lace, value 8 s."

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 11 June, 2012.

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