Border with Swans and Flowerbaskets

Description
This Point de Paris bobbin lace border for a mat is two inches wide and made of cotton. It is sewn together as a rectangle with the flowerbaskets in the corners being made on the diagonal. The swan and flower basket pattern is very similar to lace made in Belgium during World War I and pictured in a Commission For Relief in Belgium booklet Belgian Lace Made in Belgium During the War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, border, war lace
lace, border
Object Type
lace
date made
1914-1919
Physical Description
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 3/4 in x 18 3/4 in; 27.305 cm x 47.625 cm
overall: 2 in; 5.08 cm
made at
België: Vlaanderen, Turnhout
ID Number
TE*T14639
catalog number
T14639
accession number
278083
subject
World War I
Textiles
Lace
Lace Making
Bobbin Lace
Domestic Furnishings
Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
event
World War I
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Marjorie Sim Palmer through Mrs. Adelaide Sim Whittemore, 1968

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