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
Object Name
lace
mitt, fingerless
war lace
lace, mitt
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1919
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Chantilly (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 20 1/2 in; 52.07 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
TE*T14221A
catalog number
T14221A
accession number
273245
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
Cotton
European History
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Vicomtesse de Beughem
similar type referenced
Kellogg, Charlotte (Hoffman). Bobbins of Belgium: A Book of Belgian Lace, Lace-Workers, Lace-Schools and Lace-Villages
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

5/30/2016 11:34:43 AM
Sue Hanson
I know this type of lace as "Blond"... Chantilly I know as being a black lace... Same school, different colour thread :-) Sue Hanson SE London, England
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