Chinese Torchon Bobbin Lace Sample From 1913

Description
This sample of Chinese made torchon bobbin lace edging is labeled as costing “$.60 per yard in US gold” and is made of linen. It was acquired from the Amoy Lace Guild, Amoy (Xiamen), China, through Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce in 1913. The Amoy Lace Guild was established by missionaries in 1885 as a charitable organization to provide a source of income to indigent Chinese women and children. Patterns and linen thread was imported from England and Ireland. Lace from the Amoy Lace Guild won a silver medal at the St. Louis exposition in 1904.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, sample
Object Type
lace
date made
1904-1912
maker
Amoy Lace Guild
Physical Description
bobbin lace, torchon (overall production method/technique)
linen (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
place made
Zhonghua: Fujian, Xiamen
ID Number
TE*T00942
catalog number
T00942
accession number
55643
subject
Textiles
Lace
Bobbin Lace
Linen
Industry & Manufacturing
Lace
Textiles
Lace
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Lace
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Transfer through Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce, Department of Commerce from Amoy Lace Guild, Amoy, China.1913

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