Battenburg Lace Collar

Description
A battenburg lace collar made about 1899 by Mrs. McChesney and worn by Mrs. Lillian M. Keneaster (Oct 1866 – July 23, 1913). Battenburg lace is a tape lace. Loops of even-width, woven tape are formed and basted to a pattern. Secondly, wherever the tape crosses itself, tiny stitches are made to hold it together. Lastly, decorative filling stitches are used in the open spaces created by the tape. It has been stated that Battenburg lace was first created when Queen Victoria of England named her son-in-law as the first Duke of Battenburg in the late 1800s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
Object Type
lace
date made
1899
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 40 in; 15.24 cm x 101.6 cm
made at
United States
ID Number
TE*E339748
catalog number
E339748.000
accession number
99597
subject
Textiles
Victorian Needlework
Textiles
Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Elsie Keneaster

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