"Apron, Italy, 1550-1600
Aprons were commonly used for housework. This example, embellished with fine lacework and with a later belt, could have been made in the home."
"Tabby 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.