Chantilly Bobbin Lace Motif

Description
One of a set of six identical curved stylized cone or paisley shaped black silk Chantilly bobbin lace appliqués or insertions. The attached paper tag states "131, 6 pieces, No 10/55, Chantilly, made by hand in Flanders for the C'on for Relief in Belgium, M. Kefer Mali". Each piece is labeled "10/55, $.45 each". Madame Kefer-Mali was one of four women on the Lace Committee working with the Commission for Relief in Belgium. The lace was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
motif
lace
war lace
lace, war lace
made during
1914-1919
associated date
1914-1918
facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
previous owner
Kefer-Mali, M.
maker
unknown
Physical Description
bobbin lace, Chantilly (overall production method/technique)
silk (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 5 in; 5.08 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
België: Vlaanderen, Geraardsbergen
made at
België: Vlaanderen, Geraardsbergen
ID Number
2013.0121.37
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.37
subject
Adornment
Lace
Lace Making
European History
related event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Clothing & Accessories
Government, Politics, and Reform
Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
transfer from the Cooper-Hewitt
similar type referenced
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages

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