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Antique Swiss Batiste Lace Christening Blanket

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Antique Swiss Batiste Lace Christening Blanket

What a wonderful and rare piece in such good condition.! These are seldom found since they are meant to be passed down through families for babies christening. This fine white Swiss embroidered eyelet cotton cover would have been used with a cotton or wool pad inserted into the back side to provide warmth and support for the little one bundled inside . The front cover has rows of fine "nun's pleats" or pin tucks interspersed with rows of the embroidered eyelet trim. It is surrounded with a 3" ruffle of the same very fine scalloped embroidered eyelet trim. It has 4 sashes to tie over the baby and the front piece closes over with 4 smaller ties. The last photo shows the back side where a pad might be inserted at the bottom and a faint stain near the coin. There is a tear in the ruffle edge shown at about 1 o'clock . A delightful tradition for your family to pass for generations, just as intended! It measures 33 1/2" X 21 1/2" including the 3" deep ruffle all around. Feel free to ask any questions. Thank you for visiting!

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