Border with Swans and Flowerbaskets


This Point de Paris bobbin lace border for a mat is two inches wide and made of cotton. It is sewn together as a rectangle with the flowerbaskets in the corners being made on the diagonal. The swan and flower basket pattern is very similar to lace made in Belgium during World War I and pictured in a Commission For Relief in Belgium booklet Belgian Lace Made in Belgium During the War.

Date Made: 1914-1919

Location: Currently not on view

Made At: Belgium: Flanders, Turnhout

General Subject Association: World War IClassified: LaceUsed: Lace MakingBobbin LaceRelated Event: World War I


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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: gift of Mrs. Marjorie S. Palmer thru Mrs. Adelaide S. Whittemore, 1968

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T14639Catalog Number: T14639Accession Number: 278083

Object Name: lacelace, border, war lacelace, borderObject Type: lace

Physical Description: bobbin lace (overall production method/technique)cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 3/4 in x 18 3/4 in; 27.305 cm x 47.625 cmoverall: 2 in; 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_624606

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