commonly used for housework. This example, embellished with fine
lacework and with a later belt, could have been made in the
linen with lacework, h 90cm, w 90cm, belt 87cm. Museo
del Tessuto, Prato"
At Home in Renaissance
Italy, Marta Ajmar-Wollheim and Flora Dennis (Eds), V&A
Publications, London, 2006
"Apron. White linen, border of punto in aria. Ties of
fine cord with ends of punto in aria. Italy, late 16th
or early 17th century."
Lace and Lace Making,
Marian Powys, Dover Publications, 2002
With thanks to Becky Keesaman for the discovery
and providing the scan.