Lille Bobbin Lace Border

Description
This elaborate border is handmade Lille bobbin lace made with cotton. The ground is dotted with small squares called tallies. The straight edge is decorated with picots
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, border
date made
1830-1860
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, point ground (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 66 in; 9.525 cm x 167.64 cm
place made
France
ID Number
TE*T14082
accession number
272350
catalog number
T14082
subject
Textiles
Clothing & Accessories
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Cotton
Adornment
Lace
Textiles
Lace
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Lace
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Delaney Whiting Balch, 1967
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