Montenegro Motif

Description
The Montenegro coat-of-arms depicting a double-headed eagle with a lion in the center shield is the focus of this example of Mechlin bobbin lace. This piece was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I and was probably designed to be inserted into a larger item.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lace
medallion
war lace
Object Type
lace
made during
1914-1918
maker
unknown
Physical Description
cotton (overall material)
bobbin lace, Mechlin (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 6 in; 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
Belgium
depicting shield of Montenegro
Srbija-Crna Gora: Montenegro
ID Number
TE*T16115B
catalog number
T16115B
accession number
297965
subject
War Laces
Textiles
Lace
Government, Politics, and Reform
European History
coat-of-arms
Cotton
Textiles
Lace
War Laces
event
World War I
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Home and Community Life: Textiles
Lace
War Laces
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. Leon Orlowski
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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