Cluny lace

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Prayer shawl with gold Cluny lace border
MFA# 38.1093


A coarse bobbin lace with circular wheel patterns first made in Lorraine about 1862. Cluny lace was named for the scalloped geometric laces on display in the Cluny Musuem.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cluny guipure lace


Common Types of Lace

Resources and Citations

  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937