Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Little pieces of history, part six

Here we have another fantastic piece from my prolific and highly skilled great aunt.

Hand made beauty

This filet crochet runner is about 2 feet 10 inches long and about 15 inches wide.  The rose motif you see here is mirrored in the other half.

Hand made beauty

The simple edging matches the filet mesh very well.

I've looked over this piece thoroughly and there isn't a bit of damage of any kind on it.  It's in superb condition!  I know the piece must be quite old, but with the excellent condition and unfaded colour, it looks like it could have been finished last week!  I might want to give it a gentle cleaning and re-block it, just to straighten out the edges, but that's about it.

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