Ipswich Black Silk Bobbin Lace Border

Description
This black silk bobbin lace was made in Ipswich, Massachusetts, around 1790. The thread is 2-ply, S-twist. The ground is in honeycomb stitch, with point ground used only as a filling.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
lace, border
Object Type
lace
date made
1770-1810
maker
unknown
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
black (overall color)
bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 85 in x 4 1/2 in; 215.9 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Ipswich
Associated Place
United States: Massachusetts, Ipswich
ID Number
TE*H39069
catalog number
H39069
accession number
113420
subject
Silk
Lace
Lace Making
Adornment
Bobbin Lace
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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