Valenciennes Border

Description
Floral motifs in the Valenciennes square mesh bobbin lace technique were used for this cotton lace border. The repeated pattern is four and three-eight inches long, and the ends are unfinished. The pattern is the same as in TE*T14225B, except for the scalloped edge. It was identified by the donor 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, Valenciennes (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 78 in x 3 3/8 in; 198.12 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
TE*T14225A
catalog number
T14225A
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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