Mechlin Border

Description
Motifs of tipped-over flowerpots were used for the design of this Mechlin bobbin lace border. The pattern repeat is three and one-half inches long, and a heavier cordonnet or gimp thread outlines the motifs. 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, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/8 in x 86 in; 8.5725 cm x 218.44 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
TE*T14507
catalog number
T14507
accession number
273245
subject
Lace
European History
Cotton
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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