Fingerless Mitt

Description
This fingerless mitt, one of a pair, is handmade of white cotton in Chantilly style bobbin lace with floral motifs. A ribbon is added along the top edge. The back of the mitt is fastened with a small button. The mitt matches TE*T14221B and was identified by the donor as lace made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
made during
1914-1919
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Chantilly (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 20 1/2 in; 52.07 cm
ID Number
TE.T14221A
catalog number
T14221A
accession number
273245
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
subject
Lace
Cotton
European History
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

"I know this type of lace as "Blond "... Chantilly I know as being a black lace...Same school, different colour thread :-)Sue HansonSE London, England"

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