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Lace Sample - Burano, Flowers in Vase, Framed, 1970s Object Reg. No: SH 940591

Framed piece of Burano lace, showing flowers in a vase. This lace was made by Albertina Vallaro in the 1970s. Albertina learned this unique and ancient skill as a child in Venice, she continued to make decorative items in Burano lace in Melbourne where she lived with her daughter for a number of years. Burano is an island in the Venetian Lagoon and is well known for its lace making industry. Burano lace is a needle lace, it is traditionally worked quite tightly making the mesh appear more square.
Framed piece of white Burano lace. The lace depicts flowers in a vase and is set on a dark blue background. The frame is gilt and neutral textile.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Marcello D'Amico, 1994
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 32.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 27.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: italian communities, italian immigration, lacework, lace making, crafts
Themes this item is part of: Italian Historical Society CO.AS.IT. Collection, Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Travel - Brought Goods
Tertiary Classification: furnishings
Maker: Albertina Vallaro, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1970s
Place & Date Exhibited: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1992

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