Mat With Swan Motif Bobbin Lace Border


This Point de Paris bobbin lace mat border was made by lace makers in Turnhout, Belgium between 1914 and 1919 for sale by the Commission for Relief in Belgium. The flowers and swans are symbols of the annunciation. The blue print B44/99 among the War Laces in the Hoover Library shows the same lace. It is made of cotton and is of good quality.

Date Made: 1914-1919

Facilitator: Hoover, HerbertMaker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Belgium: Flanders, Turnhout

Related Event: World War I

Subject: Benevolent Associations, Lace Making, Lace, War Lace, World War I, Bobbin Lace

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, Cultures & Communities, War Laces, Lace, Domestic Furnishings, Textiles


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Miss Virginia Livingston Hunt, 1953

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T11808Catalog Number: T11808Accession Number: 198210

Object Name: lacelace, doily, war lacelace, war lacelace, doilyObject Type: lace

Physical Description: bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 1/2 in; 29.21 cmlace border: 3 1/8 in; 7.9375 cm


Record Id: nmah_624594

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