Triangular Brussels Point de Gaze Needle Lace Shawl

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Description
This large triangular lace shawl was made in Brussels point de gaze needle lace. The overall design has fine naturalistic floral motifs with a few sections of the common bold, tightly buttonholed wheels. It shows a very fine overall pattern and execution. It was made in Belgium of fine cotton thread in about the 1850's
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1850-1860
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Physical Description
Point de Gaze needle lace (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall at center and diagonal: 81 in x 114 in; 205.74 cm x 289.56 cm
ID Number
1984.0111.018
accession number
1984.0111
catalog number
1984.0111.018
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Eula B. Lewis
subject
Adornment
Theater
Cotton
Lace
Lace Making
Needle Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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