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Lace Sample - Burano, Flowers in Vase, Framed, 1970s 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
|Dimensions:||32.00 cm (Height), 2.00 cm (Width), 27.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Secondary Classification:||Travel - Brought Goods|
|Maker:||Albertina Vallaro, Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1970s|
|Place & Date Exhibited:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1992|