Lace for Peacocks and Peahens

Lace for Peacocks and Peahens

Saturday 27 April 2013

The lecture will follow the development of both bobbin and needlepoint laces and their use in fashionable dress through this period and into the reign of Charles I. Original lace from the period will be available for study. Details to be confirmed.

From January 26 to May 5 2013, the Holburne Museum, Bath will be exhibiting a group of nine magnificent Jacobean portraits of the Suffolk family by Larkin together with original costume from the period. The Suffolks were among the wealthiest aristocrats of their day and are depicted in the finest fashions with superb silks, lace and embroideries: the original costume will include an extremely rare man’s shirt decorated with lace, a woman’s bodice embroidered in coloured silks and metal threads, a leather fan and shoe decorated with cutwork to resemble lace, and bobbin and needle laces. The lecture will put the costume, and particularly the lace, depicted in the portraits in context.

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