Trans [Latin: ‘across’]; lucere [Latin: ‘to shine’]; allowing light to pass through diffusely.
Too fragile, though, to keep it like this, so it will live comfortably on a soft layered cloth.
The backing is a very old, soft linen, and I will probably leave the edges as they are: softly torn. You can still see through the lace/chiffon patchwork, but only if you get very close. That’s one of my favourite qualities of stitched cloth. Often the cloth looks very different depending on your view point: close up or far away, you tend to see not only different elements, but also other qualities.