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Chantilly Bobbin Lace Motif

Chantilly Bobbin Lace Motif

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Description
One of a set of six identical curved stylized cone or paisley shaped black silk Chantilly bobbin lace appliqués or insertions. The attached paper tag states "131, 6 pieces, No 10/55, Chantilly, made by hand in Flanders for the C'on for Relief in Belgium, M. Kefer Mali". Each piece is labeled "10/55, $.45 each". Madame Kefer-Mali was one of four women on the Lace Committee working with the Commission for Relief in Belgium. The lace was made by Belgian lace makers during World War I.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
motif
lace
war lace
date made
1914-1918
made during
1914-1918
Helped create Commission for Relief in Belgium
Hoover, Herbert
previous owner
Kefer-Mali, M.
maker
unknown
place made
Belgium
Belgium: Flanders, Geraardsbergen
made at
Belgium
Associated Place
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
Bobbin lace, Chantilly (overall production method/technique)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 2 in x 5 in; x 5.08 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
2013.0121.42
accession number
2013.0121
catalog number
2013.0121.42
Credit Line
transfer from the Cooper-Hewitt
subject
Adornment
Lace
Lace Making
World War I
European History
World War I
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Clothing & Accessories
Government, Politics, and Reform
Lace
War Laces
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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