A 17thC Flemish bobbin lace–though it is worth noting that at that time many Flemish laces were generically referred to as Mechlin laces. Mechlin is a very delicate and transparent lace skilfully worked with the finest of threads, and therefore quite costly. It was originally used decoratively in clothing, for ruffles and cravat ends rather than for full garments.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This