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Malta’s lace works will be displayed in Vologda Lace Museum.

07.11.2019 14:43

Malta’s lace works will be displayed in Vologda Lace Museum.

Moscow collector Galina Novikova presented hand-made Maltese lace to Vologda.

Maltese lace, type of guipure lace was introduced into Malta in 1833 by Genoese lace workers. It was similar to the early bobbin-made lace of Genoa and had geometric patterns in which Maltese crosses and small, pointed ears of wheat were incorporated. After 1851, when it was shown at the Great Exhibition, Maltese lace was widely copied at other lace centres, including Bedfordshire, England. It is made both in white silk and thread, and also in black Barcelona silk.

The exhibition of Maltese lace opened at the Vologda Lace Museum on April 12, 2019.Over 70 lace works from private collections of Moscow collector Galina Novikova that were already shown in some Russian cities were brought by the collector to the Vologda Lace Museum to be displayed till November 10. The exhibition halls of the Vologda Lace Museum featured luxurious collars, fans, shawls and bedspreads of the second half of the XIX century.

The collector decided to give some samples of lace, bobbins and a silk scarf decorated with lace to the funds of the Vologda State Museum-Preserve. All the items date back to the end of the XIX century.

Photos: Vologda State Museum-Preserve

Culture, International and Interregional Cooperation, Vologda, Department of Culture and Tourism

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