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
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
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
ID Number
TE.T14225A
catalog number
T14225A
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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