Lace Processional Canopy in Cantù, Italy

The following photos come from Nicola De Grandi in Milan and show a lace processional canopy of the parish church of St. Paul which is now kept in the lace museum of Cantù, Italy. A bit of information about the canopy:
The Baldacchino was inaugurated and used for the first time for the solemn reception of his Eminence Cardinal Eugenio Tosi, archbishop of Milan, was inaugurated and used for the first time for his solemn reception of his Eminence, on the occasion of the sacred pastoral visit in September 1928, and precisely on the 23rd, the feast of the work of the blessed virgin of the miracles of sanctuary.
The work is that of over thirty three women who made the lace using designs by Luigi Radice, owner of one of the largest and most well known lace companies in that city, Manufacture Riunite Merletti, and was donated as a thanksgiving offering for the occasion of return of soldiers after the end of the First World War.

Lace is, of course, most often associated with albs and altar linens, but its usage extended to other liturgical arts, such as this, or even to liturgical vestments such as chasubles -- and why not after all? An example such as this shows forth exactly the ornamental possibilities of lace work in the liturgical arts.

Here are a couple of historical photos of the canopy in use processionally:

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