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A place of support, knowledge and encouragement for all involved in any aspect of the textile arts, preserving lace and textiles of all cultures from all periods including the patterns and tools of creation, the objects of their purpose and the literature associated with these objects. Resources include a collection of over 200,000 laces, costumes and textiles and an extensive library of over 15,000 publications.
EARLY ITALIAN NEEDLEWORK. Italy the, birthplace of the Renaissance, is well represented in the development of Needlework and Lace, infiltrating the Western World with a new vocabulary for opulence. From the Museum collection, examples of from the 15th to the 18th c. with clues to understanding these marvels of hand and thread.
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