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#6509      $125      

Needle-run net lace scarf, 1870s

Needle-run or darned net laces were made by hand by embroidering the design onto a net ground. This lovely gossamer scarf was hand embroidered by Emma LeBetts Taylor in 1876—see a picture of the identifying note below.

The cream colored scarf is very fine silk net with silk floss embroidery.

The condition is excellent. At first I thought the corners of the scalloped border showed loss of the outer edge. Since all four corners are exactly the same, I believe the scarf was constructed in this manner.

It measures 29" square.

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