Triangular Brussels Point de Gaze Needle Lace Shawl


This large triangular lace shawl was made in Brussels point de gaze needle lace. The overall design has fine naturalistic floral motifs with a few sections of the common bold, tightly buttonholed wheels. It shows a very fine overall pattern and execution. It was made in Belgium of fine cotton thread in about the 1850's

Date Made: 1850-1860

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Belgium

General Subject Association: AdornmentCostumeUsed: CottonGeneral Subject Association: LaceLace MakingSubject: Needle Lace


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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Eula B. Lewis

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0111.018Accession Number: 1984.0111Catalog Number: 1984.0111.018

Object Name: laceshawlshawl, lace

Physical Description: Point de Gaze needle lace (overall production method/technique)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall at center and diagonal: 81 in x 114 in; 205.74 cm x 289.56 cm


Record Id: nmah_1381093

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