Bayeux Tapestry Motifs Needle Lace Runner


This needle lace table runner illustrates scenes from the Bayeux Tapestry. Scenes before, during and after the Battle of Hastings, England, in 1066 between Harold and William the Conqueror are depicted along the sides and ends of this nine meter long cloth. It might have been commissioned for the banquet table in one of the numerous grand mansions built in the USA early in the 1900’s. The Melville and Ziffer lace workshop in Le Puy, France, exhibited an almost identical table runner at the 1906 Paris World Exhibition.

Date Made: 1900-1910

Designer: Melville & ZifferMaker: Melville & Ziffer

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: France: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Le Puy

Used: CottonGeneral Subject Association: LaceLace MakingSubject: Needle LaceRelated Event: Battle of Hastings, 1066


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Gewirz, 1985

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0162.01Accession Number: 1985.0162Catalog Number: 1985.0162.01

Object Name: tablerunnerlace, tablerunnerlacetablecover

Physical Description: linen (overall material)needle lace (overall production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 362 1/2 in x 43 in; 920.75 cm x 109.22 cm


Record Id: nmah_650216

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