Point de Flandre Border

Description
Point de Flandre continuous bobbin lace was utilized to make this mid-18th century style border. Heavier cordonnet or gimp outlines the motifs of large floral swags. The pattern repeat is seven and one-quarter inches long, and the edge is scalloped with picots. The donor identified this border as lace made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
border
war lace
lace, war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Point de Flandre (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/8 in x 50 1/2 in; 7.9375 cm x 128.27 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
TE*T14506
catalog number
T14506
accession number
273245
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
World War I
Government, Politics, and Reform
European History
Cotton
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
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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