Valenciennes Border

Description
The leaf pattern on this border is made in the Valenciennes square mesh bobbin lace technique in cotton thread. It has a two and one-half inch long pattern repeat. The edges are straight with picots on one side and unfinished ends. It was identified by the donor as lace made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Valenciennes (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 3 in; 71.12 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
TE.T14224
catalog number
T14224
accession number
273245
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
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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