[HNW] Maltese lace dress on e-bay
Carolyn Kayta Barrows
kayta at frys.com
Wed Sep 25 03:28:04 PDT 2002
>Maltese and Genoese laces are thus of
>the same genre: both have podgy wheatears
That's those pointy-oval shapes I mentioned.
>flamboyance was well suited to the bombastic styles of the 1850s...
Cool. That means I can wear my Maltese collar to Dickens' Fair.
Thank you for posting the reference. My knowledge of lace is sketchy -
about enough to recognize that they had named it correctly in their e-bay
>A quick check of the Genoese lace section shows that it was a bobbin lace
>with some needlework added in later (very small braids).
My Maltese collar seems to have been sewn together from small units, and it
does appear to be silk.
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