Lappet Date: 19th century Culture: Irish Medium: Crochet Dimensions: L. 28 1/2 inches 72.4 cm Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Purchase by subscription, 1909 Accession Number: 09.68.534 Metropolitan Museum of Art
Brussels Point de Gaze Point de Gaze laces were among the finest and most expensive of 19th century products, and most were made in Belgium -- with the most exquisite said to have come from Brussels. Small inserts of this needle lace, called Rose Point, were frequently combined with Brussels Duchesse bobbin laces.
Carrickmacross Guipere. "Overcast cordonnets outlined floral motifs on a heavier ground fabric, and the excess cloth was trimmed away. The motifs were then joined with thread bars in a "guipere" fashion, and fillings were made within the flower petals and leaves."