- A kind of bobbin lace that connects the motifs with bars or plaits rather than net or mesh.
1855, “Mantillas and Shawls”, in Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature, Art, and Fashion, volume XLVI, number 4, Philadelphia, Pa.: Abraham H. See, 106 Chestnut Street, OCLC 145146808, page 578:
- Mantillas are larger than last year, and are generally all worn with a deep flouncing, either of the same material, or of black lace; the mantilla itself is also much trimmed with small ruchings of ribbon, guip and guipure lace, laid on quite flat.
- 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage, published 2007, page 611:
- it happened actually to be a gray toque of draped velvet, trimmed with antique guipure, and a tall ostrich plume dyed the same shade of violet as her dress. […]
From Middle French ghippure (“trimmings”), a derivative of Middle French guiper, from Old French guiper (“to cover with silk”), from Old Frankish *wīpan (“to wrap”), cognate with Old High German wīfan (“to twist”), Middle Dutch wīpen (“to crown”).
guipure f (plural guipures)