Border with Attached CRB Label

Description
This Alençon needle lace border was made by Belgian lace makers during World War One. A white cord at one end of the lace attaches a metal label used by the Commission for Relief in Belgium (C.R.B.) to ascertain authenticity as made for the CRB. A narrow machine-made lace is added to the side that will be sewn unto a garment.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1914-1918
Associated Date
1914-1918
facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
distributor
Hoover, Lou Henry
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
made at
België
Physical Description
needle lace, Alençon (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
cotton (machine made edge material)
Measurements
lace: 1 3/8 in x 78 in; 3.4925 cm x 198.12 cm
metal label: .3 cm x 1.2 cm; 1/8 in x 15/32 in
ID Number
2013.0121.19
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.19
subject
Lace
Lace Making
European History
related event
World War I
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Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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