Collar with Attached Tag

Description
This lace collar is made with fine Brussels bobbin lace motifs in Louis XVI style, connected by droschel bobbin lace ground. The attached tag has a red wax seal embossed with “Commission for Relief in Belgium, Dentelle Belge” and includes an image of the Belgian Lion in the center.
The card on the back of the seal reads: "N° 13/0446 Point Bruxelles Droschel Louis XVI made by hand. Sold by the C'on for Relief in Belgium". The lace was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
collar
war lace
lace
made during
1914-1918
agent
Hoover, Herbert
maker
unknown
Physical Description
lace, bobbin lace, Brussels, Droschel (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall, lace material)
Measurements
seal: 2.7 cm x 4 cm; 1 1/16 in x 1 9/16 in
card: 8.1 cm x 5.7 cm; 3 3/16 in x 2 1/4 in
overall, lace: 57 in x 2 1/4 in; 144.78 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
2013.0121.20
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.20
subject
War Laces
Clothing & Accessories
Family & Social Life
Government, Politics, and Reform
Lace
Lace Making
Textiles
European History
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
World War I
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Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
describes war laces effort
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages
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