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
date made
1914-1919
made at
België: Vlaanderen, Turnhout
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
ID Number
TE.T14639
catalog number
T14639
accession number
278083
Credit Line
gift of Mrs. Marjorie S. Palmer thru Mrs. Adelaide S. Whittemore, 1968
subject
World War I
Lace
Lace Making
Bobbin Lace
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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