American Eagle and Belgian Lion Table Scarf

Description
Both ends of this table scarf are decorated with the seals of the United States and Belgium. A cornucopia spilling from the US shield to the Belgian shield symbolizes generosity from the American people toward the Belgian people.
The table scarf, with delicate handmade floral designs of Point de Gaze needle lace and mixed Brussels bobbin and needle lace, is appliquéd to machine made net. Belgian lace makers made this during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
table cover
war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1919
facilitator
Hoover, Herbert
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, needle lace (overall production method/technique)
machine made lace net (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 108 in x 32 in; 274.32 cm x 81.28 cm
place made
Belgium
ID Number
TE*E383968
catalog number
E383968
accession number
172208
subject
Lace
coat-of-arms
European History
Cotton
related event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
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Lace
War Laces
Textiles
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
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