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PREFERRED TERM
Blonde lace  
DEFINITION
  • n. From the French "blonde", meaning the raw silk colour, ochre. It has that colour because it un unbleached. It consists of a bobbin lace with varying sizes of threads or yarns that was creamy or fair in colour, in its origin, but nowadays can be found in black, white and coloured, having the same characteristics. For the ground the threads of fine silk are twisted and formed in hexagonal meshes. It has a floral design with coarser thread. Its original name was Nanking, or Nankin lace, the Chinese city it was imported.
BROADER CONCEPT
ENTRY TERMS
  • blonde écru
  • nanking
  • nankin lace
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
  • Tortora, Phyllis, y Ingrid Johnson. The Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles, 2014; Segal, William. Encyclopedia of Textiles. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1972. Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (eds). The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press ; Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1989
IN OTHER LANGUAGES
Blonde

French

Blonda

Italian

chantilly
Blonda

Spanish

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