Bone lace


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a lace made of linen thread, so called because woven with bobbins of bone.
etc. See under Bone, Brussels, etc.

See also: Bone, Lace

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The inventory also lists a chessboard of black ebony with checkers, crystals and other stones, the tusk of a sea bear, and curtains of crimson satin striped with a bone lace of gold and silver.
[8] And a 1621 "note of my maister his wearing Lynen" includes thirteen handkerchers: one "old," three with bone lace, seven of plain holland, and two of cambric.
A sumptuary law passed in Virginia forbade settlers from importing "silke stuffe in garments or in peeces except for whoods and scarfs, nor silver or gold lace, nor bone lace of silk or threads, nor ribbands wrought with gold or silver in them." But with the Restoration in England in 1660, periwigs came into fashion on both sides of the Atlantic.
Four 19th century bone lace bobbins, including one decorated with hearts and dated 1860